Bacon isn’t leaving my kitchen anytime soon. With that knowledge comes a calling – wrap whatever I can in this glorious pork product!
Over the years it’s become a bit of a thing to see exactly how outrageous bacon-filled dishes can get. I don’t overdo, but enjoy bacon and eggs for post-workout breakfasts, and of course bacon wrapped meat, cheese, veg . . . yea, you get the idea. Doesn’t matter if it’s smoked, unsalted, honey-cured, or pink peppercorn, there’s a place for bacon in any meat-eaters’ kitchen.
So how do we bacon wrap (almost) anything?
-> Bacon + Filling + A Steady Roll Technique = Bacon Wrapped Result <-
Bacon wrapping works for a number of purposes. For example, it can be about adding that savoury flavour to vegetables you’re not fond of, or punching up your meat game (meat wrapped in meat). I usually use this method for bacon-inspired starters, and love it for slow-cooked chicken breasts or drumsticks :).
-> The Process <-
Difficulty Level: Easy
- Step 1: Choose your bacon! For mushier fillings I suggest broader bacon strips – this is so it holds. You can use skinnier rashers for wrapping cuts of meat, vegetables, etc.
- Step 2: Use a prepared filling or make your own. Consider seasoned minced beef and goat’s cheese.
- Step 3: For mushier fillings: 1) Use a teaspoon and scoop a portion of filling. 2) Place the filling at one end of the bacon. 3) Pinch that end between your fingers and roll until you reach the end.
- Step 4: For meat, vegetables, etc: 1) Place one or two strips of bacon on a plate or flat surface (you might need more bacon depending on how long/large the piece is). 2) Place your desired cut at one end. 3) Roll until the rasher reaches the end. You can also place the meat cut, veg, etc into the middle of the rasher and grab the ends of the rasher and “drape” over.
- Step 5: You can put your bacon wrapped treat aside for later use (I suggest no more than 12 – 24 hours depending on the contents).
- Note: If you’re not into pork, consider turkey bacon.
Pretty easy right? No need to rely on restaurants offering up bacon wrapped anything when you can make your own ^_^.
A tip for cooking bacon wrapped meat on the stove top: Bacon cooks pretty quickly, so I usually cook the meat till it’s nearly done first, then wrap in bacon and finish cooking – all the yums!
What are you gonna wrap in bacon?
Comment below :).