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The Ultimate Guide to Bacon

Bacon Wraps

Because of the thin, long and streaky nature of bacon, people can’t help wrapping all kinds of food (and even things) with it. It’s almost like second-skin; it’s fun to do like playing and mummifying food. In addition to making anything taste ten times better, it gives moisture and an irresistible aroma to any dish.

Whole chicken and whole turkey can be wrapped in bacon. Some like to wrap the leg or the breast, or cut the meat into bite-sized chunks and wrap those for a delectable appetizer. Some of the popular foods that can be wrapped with bacon include scallops, oysters, crab legs, shrimps, asparagus, potatoes, fries, corn, mushrooms, tofu, cheese sticks (especially mozzarella), jalapeno peppers, whole eggs, dates, water chestnuts, pork tenderloin, pork roast, liver, ostrich, hotdogs, corndogs, sausages, cinnamon rolls, and even bacon wrapped in bacon.

A popular bacon dish served in bars called Angels on Horseback, includes oysters wrapped in bacon and held with a skewer. It is seasoned with cayenne and broiled until crisp. Bacon-wrapped shrimp is a phenomenal party food, which includes peeled shrimps with the tails removed and wrapped in bacon and baked.

A Polynesian hors d’oeuvre, Rumaki is liver of duck or chicken wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. A Dutch meat dish, Slavink is ground meat of half pork and half beef wrapped in bacon and cooked in butter or vegetable oil. A traditional German dish called Rouladen is thinly sliced beef wrapped around pickles and mustard and wrapped in bacon and broiled.

One of the most outrageous recipes ever conceived, Bacon Explosion, consists of bacon weaved into a lattice and wrapped around spiced sausage and crumbled bacon, poured over with barbecue sauce and barbecue seasoning and baked in the oven. The original dish, which was released in 2008 and became an instant phenomenon, contains a total of 5,000 calories.

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