Thursday, November 18, 2010

ANOTHER RECIPE! Sort of!

Bacon Creole Asparagus

This dish is PERFECT for a side to a main course, or can even be eaten as just a (not very healthy) snack.
I made this dish alongside some grilled smoked sausage and mashed potatoes and it was all nearly too delicious for me to handle at one time.

So, for this dish you'll need one bunch of asparagus and at least four thick slices of bacon.
Fry the bacon on low heat, flipping only once, until the bacon is how you like it. I prefer mine a little crispier just cause I feel like bacon fat rendered more thoroughly tastes better than less rendered fat.
While the bacon is cooking, prepare the asparagus.
Rinse it under cold water and shake of excess water, and cut off the thick fibrous stalks at the very bottom of the asparagus. I usually cut around where the stalk turns whiteish or purple instead of green.

Once the bacon is done, pull it out of the pan onto a paper towel or something that will allow the grease to drip off, and drop the prepped asparagus into the bacon grease, with a small amount of salt on top.

While the asparagus is cooking, cut up the bacon into maybe 1cmx1cm squares, or strips, or really however you want to.
When the asparagus is about halfway done, season them liberally with Tony Chacheres and stir it in well.
The asparagus should be fully cooked when they are limp, but not flimsy. They will be soft, but not soggy.

Once the asparagus is done cooking, take them out of the pan, trying to drain as much grease off as possible before plating. Once they're all on the plate of your choice, top with the bacon pieces you cut up earlier and cover lightly with fresh ground pepper.

VOILA

Bacon Creole Asparagus!

If you try this let me know how it works out for you!

41 comments:

  1. don't usually make this kind of stuff, but I might try it out :)

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  2. beacon is the best with beacon IMHO ^^

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  3. Wow, that sounds delicious! I love asparagus. I'll have to try this out once I am no longer desperately poor and can afford it.

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  4. i cooked a few with some bacon pieces, not that bad. i liked my experience cooking this. thank you.

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  5. thanks for sharing, gonna try this

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  6. to bad that the asparagus season is over :/ i really love it

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  7. Cool, i think i´m gonna try it.

    Thanks for the advice!

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  8. So many people have been posting about food lately! Gives me the munchies XD.. That stuff looks great especially with bacon,, to bad i have no asparagus =(

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  9. This looks delicious and makes me have the munchies haha,, i only have asparagus thoough and no bacon =(

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  10. I love your blog, please visit mine..

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  11. Today I just stumble upon posts about food. And the worst thing about it is... I like them all!

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  12. eh i dunno about this one bro lol

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  13. Anything with bacon is going to be good. It doesn't matter what else is there, the bacon just takes over and the dish becomes amazing.

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  14. you can't go wrong with either, I have yet to try them together

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  15. Asparagus - one of the most under-appreciated foods ever.

    It's hard to find good back bacon here in Canada though..

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  16. haha combining asparagus and bacon, nice thinking

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  17. don't really care for the aspargus but anything with bacon turns out good

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  18. Wow that sounds delicious! I have never cooked asparagus, so it's neat to see you can just fry it in a pan. I might pick some asparagus up next time i go shopping.

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  19. I love bacon. I love asparagus. I'll have to try this out sometime :)

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  20. i want this dish terribly. right now. omg.

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  21. In reverend Cerimon there well appears Following!

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  22. I want to try this, but I am not a HUGE fan of asparegus... You think I could substitute a different vegtable??

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  23. ive always hated asparagus but with bacon, its starting to sound good

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  24. Meh, would make me more hungry rather then fill my belly. Now, if I add 4 scrambled eggs to the mix...

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  25. Hory shirt boy! That looks fucking delicious! Bacon is a man's best friend.

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