April 30th, 2009 11:54 EST
Bacon Jerky, The Mother Of Invention!
There`s a popular and famous old saying that claims that "Necessity is The Mother Of Invention!" Actually I always grew up believing that "Frank Zappa" was the "Mother Of Invention," but apparently this necessity guy beat him to the punch!
Anyway, in the creative spirit of the "Mother of Invention," I found this story extremely interesting and I though you all would as well, So I`m changing the name to protect the privacy of the innocent and sharing a little drama that was sent to me in a personal email that I received from one of my long time, Bacon Freak Bacon Club Members.
It seems that over the years his family has become more and more addicted to our Boss Hogg gourmet bacon, so that no matter how much he increases his monthly membership, there just seems to be too many days in the month to stretch the bacon to.
So they woke up this Sunday and needed a "Bacon Omelet" something dramatically! There was only one small problem! They had finished off all the bacon making BLT`s that Wednesday night for dinner and their shipment wasn`t coming for another week.
Some less creative and dedicated bacon connoisseur might have slummed it and simply put on a disguise, a big hat and dark glasses and taken that drive to the supermarket to pick up a pound of store bought bacon. But NOT this guy!
Here`s what he did, written in his own words to me in an email:
OK Rocco, so what I did was whip-up the eggs in a mixing bowl with a fork to make sure they were extra airy and frothy.
I went through the refrigerator & pulled out all of the chopped veggies from Friday`s "Taco Night" and diced them up real good!
Then I shredded a nice pile of cheese onto a plate and set that aside for later!
Meanwhile, while chopping, I poured the eggs into a large frying pan that was lubed well with some gourmet olive oil. I kept it set on a very low flame and put the lid tightly over the pan, to retain the heat inside the pan and slowly cook, almost BAKE the eggs on BOTH sides.
This way it cooks really slow and evenly and doesn`t burn on the bottom.
So while the eggs were cooking, I opened up a bag of your Bacon Freak Bacon Jerky, took a steak knife and sliced the jerky into edible little bits.
After about 12 minutes when the eggs were firm, but not fully cooked, I sprinkled the cheese, bacon jerky bits and assorted veggies over the eggs and allowed it to all melt into the eggs as they firmed for about 4 minutes.
Then I used a spatula to fold the omelet in half, like a taco, and placed it on a plate.
Cut it into 5 even pieces and served it to the family.
We absolutely LOVED it Rocco, it was a little bit chewy, but the heat and humidity inside the well covered pan during the cooking process softened the jerky real nicely and the seasoning from the Bacon Jerky mixed itself into the omelet and it was absolutely GREAT!
Now we need to order a few extra additional bags of Bacon Jerky, because the family wants to keep making these omelets once or twice a week, because it`s just so darned, simple, fast, convenient and delicious!
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco "Boss Hog" Loosbrock
(SOP readers use coupon code SOP to get 10% off your next Bacon Jerky order)
Rocco owns and runs a Bacon of the Month Club called The Bacon Freak Bacon is Meat Candy Bacon Club as well as a Wine Club called the Coastal Vineyard Wine Club