Who doesn't love bacon? The only problem is, the cost! So, you can do what I do, and make your own. Paul (NoExcusesBBQ) recently made an awesome dish and his 4 main ingredients were Pork Butt (shoulder), Tortillas, Black Olives, and Cheese. When I saw Pork Butt, I immediately decided that it was time to make some fat cap bacon.
Now, fat cap bacon is awesome enough but, I've really been craving some corned beef and cabbage. Because of this, I decided to to a riff off of a classic dish. My 4 main ingredients for this were: Pork Butt (Fat Cap), Brussle Sprouts, Yellow Onions, and Steak Fries.
I started by removing the fat cap from 2 Pork Butts and rubbing them down with a blend of Chicken Dust and Cow Pow to cure over a 3 day period.
After the 3 days, I rinsed it off before putting it on the inderect side of the grill to catch a mild smoke.
Meanwhile I halved the sprouts and diced up the onions. I tosssed them all with some olive oil and some Gettin Roasted.
The Fat Cap Bacon slabs were pulled off when they hit an internal of 160 and then were sliced.
Next, I cubed up some of the slices and fried them up in pan.
I baked the Steak Fries in the oven, then topped with the Brussle Sprout blend and then added the bacon to the top and drizzled it with some of the bacon grease.
This was absolutley fantastic! It was so good that I actually got upset that we ran out of steak fries for me to be able to have it as leftovers for lunch then next day. The Bacon was fantastic, as always. The sprouts and onions were sweet and savory. The addition of the grease helped to meld everything together in the most fantastic of ways. I cannot wait to make this again!
Thanks for looking!