Bacon Bananas Foster
- 1/2 stick Butter
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 4 Bananas cut in half and halved
- 1lb. Pederson's Natural Farms Bacon
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Kosher Salt
- Garlic Powder
- Mustard Powder
- Hot Sauce
- Half N Half
In a skillet or outdoor wok, melt butter and stir in brown sugar and cinnamon.
Add bananas and fold into the sugar until coated. Add *Candied Bacon to heat, add bourbon.
Set afire and allow bourbon to burn off. Pour over bacon dust custard & top with bacon fat pecans.
Candied Bacon (brown sugar, bourbon, bacon)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Trim the fat off of 8 slices of bacon and set aside. Place trimmed bacon slices on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Whisk 1/2 cup bourbon with 1 cup brown sugar until sugar granules dissolve.
With pastry brush, coat each side of the bacon strip with the bourbon sugar mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack to cool and then cut into bite size pieces.
Bacon Dust (bacon, sugar, water, egg white, cayenne, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and pecans)
Cook bacon (bake or fry) to your liking, crispy is best & set aside to cool and then coarsely chop and crumble.
In sauce pan mix 1/4 cup sugar and 4 T. of water and cook until syrupy. Toss crumbled bacon in sugar syrup to coat and drain excess syrup.
Beat 1 egg white until foamy and add 1/8 tsp cayenne, 1/8 tsp cardamom, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves.
Add crumbled bacon to coat and spread onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Finely chop 1/4 cup pecans and sprinkle over bacon.
Bake 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool and crumble again to desired dust.
Bacon Fat Pecans (cooked bacon fat, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, garlic powder, mustard powder, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, 1 cup pecan halves)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a cast iron skillet on low to med heat, fry reserved bacon fat until crisp. Remove cooked fat, set aside.
In same skillet use 6 Tbsp. of fat drippings (doesn't have to be exact) and add 1 cup pecan halves, stir to coat evenly with bacon fat.
In separate bowl combine 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp mustard powder, 1/2 tsp hot sauce, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and mix well.
Pour over pecans and bake 25-30 minutes, stir every 10 minutes, during the last 10 minutes add cooked bacon fat and cook additional 10 minutes.
Custard (butter, dark brown sugar, half n half, egg yolks, vanilla & bourbon)
In a 1 quart sauce pan, melt 3T of butter and add 3/4 cup dark brown sugar to melt, stirring constantly, add 2 1/2 cups half n half, stirring until mixture is hot.
Separate 5 eggs from the whites. Slowly temper the egg yolks with the milk until yolk mixture is warm and then stir back into milk mixture to cook about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add 1/4 tsp of vanilla and 2 tsp of bourbon. Let cool.
Prepare to freeze in ice cream and/or yogurt machine. Makes 1 quart.