23 October 2010

it's ok if you cook the sandwich in bacon grease.

I was inspired recently by this post on Big Girls, Small Kitchen about grilled cheese and mushroom melts. I have been playing around with variations on the theme this week. I brought in elements from a favorite salad at Prohibition Bar-- namely frisee, which goes lovely with mushrooms, and of course, bacon. This is a fall sandwich of no regrets. You're burning off extra calories just by staying warm, so I promise there's no harm.



Cook bacon.
Take come of your bacon grease and saute' mushrooms in it, with a bit of garlic.
Place sliced havarti on wheat bread, and pile all elements together. 
Cook sandwich in bacon grease.
Top sandwich with frisee.
Eat with fork and knife.

2 comments:

Bunny said...

That looks so yummy. Might have to get some tasty mushrooms and some tasty cheese and give this a go. I think a nice paring with this would be some nice potato salad. Yummy!!!

portlandize.com said...

That looks fantastic. Can I have one right now, please? I'll pay you for it :)

We actually keep a small pyrex dish full of bacon grease in our fridge for cooking with. Seriously, if you're going to cook for yourself, cook stuff that tastes good. I mean, don't just eat spoonfuls of bacon grease, but you actually do need some fat in your diet to be healthy. Plus, apparently 40% of the fat that's in bacon is the same fat that occurs in olive oil.

I think I need boeuf bourguignon this week... :)