I saw a few pics my sister made of her shepherd’s pie and I thought: “Why can’t the Bacon Lord have his own?” Hence, the experiment. I really like to experiment on Bacon and ever since I started hosting my Bacon Parties, that moniker stuck to me like glue. I usually post my experiments on Facebook to tease my friends and I usually get a lot of comments damning me to hell. *snickers* I like to post about these things to show my friends that you don’t have to spend a whole lot more jist to enjoy bacon specialty dishes. This one cost about 200 PhP, (approx. $5) and has become popular back home.
So this is what we will need:
- Potatoes (Medium-sized)
- Bologna (I got the bologna ham)
- Bacon (Purefood’s vita, the cheapest I could find)
- Any Cheese that melts (Quickmelt will do. Although, again, I imagine mozzarella would make it a mean dish, but expensive)
Now, the dish base is basically a gratuitous serving of mashed potatoes. Just boil it until it gets all soft and mash-able. Now, I didn’t use butter for it. I used bacon oil. Yes, I used bacon oil. Just a little. You don’t want it to get too soggy. Salted it a bit, added some pepper and garlic. Set it aside.
Now, let’s cross-thatch that bacon in to a proper mat. Stuff in oven. 280 degrees Celsius should do it for about 20 minutes. Cook the other side as well. Chop up your bologna afterwards. Basically we are just setting up the parts for it.
All fine and dandy when done. Crunchy. Now, the pictures I have here was the prototype. Now, whenever I do the BLP (Bacon Lord’s Pie), I cut the bologna about the same size as the squares the bacon turned out with. I arrange them like a chessboard. Alternating squares. We had a hard time cutting it because the mashed potato was too soft. (we didn’t let it set in the fridge, too eager) I mean, who wouldn’t? (Yes, me and my bacon buddies are impulsive.)
I ran out of bacon for this one. I used about 250Kg of bacon. I suggest you use more. Don’t be stingy. Also, get a deeper dish to put all the good stuff in. I arranged them in layers. Mashed, ham and bacon, and so on until you run out.
Now, the cheese all good and toasted. I was only able to make about two layers from two medium sized potatoes, 1 pack of bologna, 250 kilograms of Bacon and a brick of cheese. I have used more now and it has exceeded the 200 PhP threshold. There is a certain balance that comes with the taste (especially after I ate it coming off the fridge). The mashed potatoes (that curiously tasted and smelled a bit of bacon, helped alleviate the natural saltiness of the bologna and the bacon. It seemed to challenge the bacon for a spot at being the star. Bacon is still bacon though… But still, this one can be shared by two people unless you are really greedy. (I know, I am) Haha. I will post more 200 Php meals soon. ^_^