Friday, May 11, 2012
oh the fun we can have....
i was lured into buying a jar (ok, three) of this jam when it was featured on fab.com, one of my favorite websites for daily sales featuring little-known designers and tons of things that are just plain fun (that site alone made stuffing 8 kids' stockings last year a pleasure). sign up now and get started. the stuff doesn't last long.
okay, enough of the shameless promotion of consumerism via fab.com....what this post is really about is even more shameful....BACON IN A JAR. from skillet street food, one of the first food trucks (an airstream trailer, actually) that was started in seattle back in 2007, by cia graduate, josh henderson.
here's how skillet street food describes their product:
"What is bacon jam? Well, we take a big bunch of really, really good bacon and render it down...add a bunch of spices, onions, etc. and let it simmer for about 6 hours, give it a quick puree, blast chill it...take a left turn, and end up in pure bacon heaven.
anyway, this spread is certainly one of henderson's crowning achievements.
it comes in handy when you're craving the addition of real bacon to a dish but don't have the time to fry some up.
i've used it on peanut butter sandwiches, in scrambled eggs, bean soups, salad dressings and of course, on grilled cheese. and the flavor is so intense, it takes only a dollop to get you where you want to go.
get a jar. or three.
and if you can bear to give away just one - do.
you'll be making a friend for life.