Bacon Roses

Bacon Roses via Irreverent Escapades

Hello my lovelies.  Hoping everyone had a wonderful or not excessively horrible Valentine’s Day!  We went out for drinks and dinner last night to a few of my favorite Williamsburg places: Burnside for drinks and Dumont for dinner, both of which were very sweet as always.

Wanting to contribute something to the festivities, I made breakfast and dessert.

Dessert will come in another post, but for breakfast I made low-carb cream cheese pancakes which were quite good and pancakey (I feared they might just taste like eggs – not so!), but distinctly non-photogenic as our super-slopey floor dictates that we never, ever have round pancakes.  But oblong or not, they did the trick with blackberries.

I also made Bacon Roses (I feel these are considerable and worthy of capitalization, yes?).  Funny, masculine, romantic V-Day breakfast treat, right?  That’s what I was going for.

Now, the internet has a lot to say about Bacon Roses.  This method is pieced together from a bunch (pun intended) of sources.  I didn’t get super fancy and put them on stems an make an actual bouquet (impressive).  I just went with the buds.

Basically, you just need a wire rack and your trusty bacon.

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Now, you just roll it on up.  I’d recommend trying do this as loosely as possible so there’s air between the layers.

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You want the less fatty edge to be the top of your bloom (a heck of a sentence if I do say so myself…).

Look at these cuties.

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Now, near the base, insert two toothpicks giving your little guys a little stand.  A bacon tripod (quadrapod?) if you will.

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On to wire rack over a baking sheet lined with foil and into the oven at 4oo° for 20-30 minutes.  I left mine in for the full 30 and would probably even leave them in even longer next time, but I like my bacon crispy within an inch of it’s life.

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And voila, out they come, all that fat having dripped right off. Now they are surely a low fat food!

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Tra laaaaaaaaa!  There you have it.  Bacon Roses to sit beside your pancakes.  As I live and breathe…

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