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Bone-In Chicken With Bacon & Thyme Recipe

March 22nd, 2016 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Bone-In Chicken With Bacon & Thyme Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1tablespoonolive oil
  2. 1largeonion, diced
  3. 3garlic cloves, finely chopped
  4. 200gsmoked bacon, diced
  5. 200gbrown button mushrooms, sliced thickly
  6. 750gchicken thighs, bone in
  7. 150mldouble cream
  8. 2tablespoonsfresh thyme, finely chopped
  9. fresh ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat a stove-top to oven pan (eg Le Creuset) on medium heat.Add 1T of the olive oil.
  3. Saute the onions & garlic until translucent & just beginning to brown.Remove from the pan.
  4. Add the remaining 1T of olive oil, and fry the bacon until light brown and starting to crisp.
  5. Put the onions & garlic back into the pan, and add the mushrooms.Saute for 1 minute.
  6. Mix through the thyme.
  7. Place the chicken in the pan and pour over the cream.Bake in the oven for 80 minutes, turning twice.
  8. Grind over black pepper to taste & serve.

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Potato Salad With Pesto and Bacon Recipe

March 19th, 2016 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1lbtiny new potatoes, cooked(leave skins on)
  2. 1/2cup dicedred onions
  3. 3slicesbacon, cooked well and sliced
  4. 2teaspoons snippedfresh chives
  5. 3tablespoonslow-fat sour cream
  6. 2tablespoonsmayonnaise
  7. 2tablespoonsbasil pesto(preferably homemade)
  8. salt, to taste
  9. fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  10. 2tablespoons freshly gratedparmesan cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. For this recipe, use the tiniest new potatoes you can find; I used fresh baby potatoes from a farmers’ market that were about the size of marbles. My potatoes were leftovers, so they were already boiled, but feel free to cook potatoes if needed; it will take longer to make this recipe though.
  2. In a mixing bowl, place the potatoes, onions, bacon and chives; lightly toss together.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayo and pesto; feel free to add more pesto if you wish.
  4. Add pesto mixture to potatoes and combine; taste. It will need salt and pepper.
  5. Chill for at least one hour before serving to let the flavours blend; taste before serving as it may need more salt. If desired, sprinkle parmesan over top of salad before serving; it’s not necessary but it adds another flavour element to the salad that I felt went well.
  6. This recipe would easily double, if not triple.

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Chiles With Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Cheese Sauce Recipe

March 15th, 2016 by alice  Tags: , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 1/2cupswhole milk
  2. 1 1/2cupschihuahua cheese, coarsely grated, packed(or any mild, white meltable cheese of your liking)
  3. cayenne, to taste
  4. 6large freshpoblano chiles
  5. 12ouncesbacon, coarsely chopped
  6. 4tablespoonsbutter
  7. 16largeeggs, beaten in large bowl
  8. 2serrano peppers, seeded, de-veined, sliced into very thin strips
  9. fresh cilantro stems
  10. tortilla chips
  11. slicedtomatoes
  12. freshsalsa (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring the milk to a slow boil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Gently boil until reduced to about 1 cup, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes (or a bit longer). Whisk in the cheese. Let cheese melt slowly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Char the poplano chiles over flame or under the broiler until blackened.Enclose in a plastic bag for 10 minutes.(No longer than 10 minutes, don’t let them steam and turn to mush.)Peel the chiles, leaving the stem intact.Cut a slit lengthwise down the side of each chile; gently remove the seeds.Keep the chiles warm while cooking the eggs.A toaster oven on low heat is perfect for this.
  3. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.Drain off the drippings from the skillet.Add butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat.Add eggs and stir gently until softly set, about 4 minutes.Mix in the bacon.Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon eggs into chiles through the slit.Arrange 1 stuffed chile on each plate.Spoon warm sauce over.Garnish with serrano pepper strips, cilantro, tortilla chips, sliced tomatoes.Serve the salsa on the side.

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Hot Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe

March 7th, 2016 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 4slicesbacon
  2. 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  3. 2tablespoonsall-purpose flour
  4. 1largeegg, beaten
  5. 1/2cupcider vinegar
  6. 1 1/2cupswater
  7. 1dashdry mustard
  8. 1/4cup mincedonions (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Brown bacon, remove from drippings.
  2. Combine sugar and flour, add beaten egg, salt, water and vinegar and stir till smooth.
  3. Pour into bacon drippings and heat stirring till mixture thickens — add crumbled crisp bacon.
  4. Serve immediately.on leaf lettuce mixture.

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Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Bake Recipe

March 2nd, 2016 by alice  Tags: , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 5eggs
  2. 1/2cupcheddar cheese, shredded
  3. 3slicesbacon, cooked and cut up
  4. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  5. 1/2teaspoononion powder
  6. 1dashblack pepper
  7. 1/4cupmilk

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper, and onion powder in a mixing bowl.Blend well.
  3. Place cut up bacon in a shallow glass pie pan.
  4. Pour egg mixture over the bacon.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the egg mixture has puffed up and the center of the dish isn’t runny.
  6. Grate as little or as much cheese over the top of the dish right after you take it out of the oven.
  7. Serve hot, and enjoy!

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