Just a little ole working gal, who loves food

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cooking with Bacon will save your marriage!!

I swear it can!!!

Or your relationship, friendship, courtship whatever significant other you have.

If you have anything on the rocks...cook them bacon!

ESPECIALLY the following dish. This made my husbands co-workers salivate! He came home so proud, that his wife made him such an amazing side dish that made him the popular boy at work. Men can be so easy to please ;)

Potato Bacon Cheddar Tart!

Take 5 medium sized red potatoes and thinly slice.

 I am sure using a mandolin would be totally easier...but I am scared poopless of loosing a finger with those contraptions...so I just used a very sharp knife and patience!
 Grate about 2 1/2 cups medium cheddar cheese, set aside
 In an oven proof container use 1 whole package of bacon and arrange around like so.
 leave the ends hanging out like this
 now start layering your tart. Layer your potatoes
 some fresh ground pepper
 Keep on layering until you run out of potatoes or get to the top of the container, making sure that the cheese is the last layer on top.
 Now fold over all the bacon that was hanging off the container.
 When you are done you will have a sort of bacon volcano!
 I usually put an oven proof pot over the container to help smush down the bacon volcano. Place in a 325F oven for at least 3 hours, ladling out excess bacon fat every hour.
 After the 3 hours your bacon should be all crispy and wonderful and your house should smell amazing.
 As soon as I removed the tart from the oven I placed it on an oven rack with a plate underneath, just to render out any leftover grease...plus its too hot to eat right away anyways.
Once its cooled down a little, slice and serve.
 Sit back, and bask in the foot massages your significant other will be
giving you for making such a wonderful dish!

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