A previous tasting of 'Skillets' Bacon Jam brought out some not so positive reviews from the Mad Meat Genius 'Bacon Revue' board. I just so happen to be surfing by the The Bacon Show , when lo and behold, a recipe for Bacon Jam jumped into the Que of things to do. All the ingredients were on hand in the pantry. Why not? Let's give it a shot. Bacon, maple syrup and onions are slowly cooked to form a sweet savory accompaniment. Below, the recipe reprinted from The Bacon Show.
- 2 pounds bacon, preferably smoked and cured
- 4 small to medium yellow onions, julienned
- smoked paprika, or sweet Hungarian
- freshly ground celery seed
- freshly ground cumin
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1-3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
The first taste was served on some hme made cheddar cheese crackers. Well they actually turned out to be a cross between a cracker and a biscuit. Never the less the crackers were rich and cheesy on their own. The bacon jam was sweet and savory with little bites of bacon. The maple syrup just took the caramelized onion and made them scream with sweet sugary delight. The texture was rustic. Little crunches of bacon were a treat that was neat. Lets try it on a hamburger. To be more precise a bacon/burger. This bacon/ burger will have a dollop of bacon jam, home grown tomato and lettuce served on a dutch crunch roll. This burger was so good, it should be illegal. Did I just say that? Making home made bacon jam is a time commitment. The ingredients are few, but melt together for a sweet, savory treat.