Saturday, January 11, 2014

What's Shakin' Bacon?!

I made the best.pasta.ever on Friday night.  Oh it was Heaven in a pot, love on my plate,! It was divine.  As in, there were some major Divine intervention going on in my kitchen when all this came together.  You wanna know the key ingredient don't ya?  Bacon.  Need I say more?   So, for all the bacon lovers out there, get ready to gitcha bacon on.  Ohhhh, I'm bringing sexy back,

Bacon Pasta...Just go with it.

Ingredient List
1 Lb. Bacon, 1" Diced
1 Lb. Egg Noodles, Cooked
1 T. Olive Oil
1 Onion, thin sliced
1/2 Green Cabbage, thinly sliced-cut the cabbage in half and then shred thinly with your knife
2 tsp. Garlic, minced
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup of Stock
Pinch of Salt
Parmesan Cheese, Shaved

1 Lb. of the best bacon you can find.  My favorite bacon is the Apple Wood Smoked Bacon from DJ's Fine Meats in Alabaster (Alabama).  I love this little meat market.  So you take this bacon and you are going to cut it into 1" pieces.  Throw it all into a pot that has been heated to a medium high heat with one tablespoon of olive oil.  Immediately when the bacon hits the pot this sizzle, pop, pop action is going to happen and that whiff of bacon-y love is going to pelt you in the face and you are going to 'ahhhhhhh, that smells soooo good'.  Make sure you take a wooden spoon and spread the pieces out evenly so that it doesn't steam but gets very crispy. You can slowly turn the heat up towards the high side but keep an eye on the bacon.  Meanwhile...

Bacon & Onions
Bacon-y Goodness
Throw the sliced onion in and cook for one minute.  Add the shredded cabbage next and toss to coat in the bacon-y love. Toss in garlic and cook till golden, one minute.  Add the apple cider vinegar, stock (chicken or veg), pinch of salt and the amount of pepper that is perfect for you!  Reduce for 2 minutes.  Your mixture should be well coated with the bacon-y love at this point. Turn that burner OFF!  
Mixed Together

Cook 1 lb. of Egg Noodles (or your favorite pasta) according to package directions and drain.  Once the pasta has been drained you are going to combine the bacon cabbage mixture with the pasta and just fold it in until well combined.

Plate it up and top with shaved Parmesan cheese.

This is amazing, fantastic, no, it is phenomenal.  Not healthy, but still....phenomenal.  

           Love, Peace & Bacon Grease,

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