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Monday, February 23, 2009

The Bacon Butty
















N = C + {fb (cm) . fb (tc)} + fb (Ts) + fc . ta,

The formula above applies where where N=force in Newtons required to break the cooked bacon, fb=function of the bacon type, fc=function of the condiment/filling effect, Ts=serving temperature, tc=cooking time, ta=time or duration of application of condiment/filling, cm=cooking method, C=Newtons required to break uncooked bacon.
But seriously, according to Nigel Slater, feelings run high about bacon sandwiches. Should you use white or brown bread? Butter or not? Mustard, ketchup or not? And so on. My personal favorite, as is Nigel's, is made with untoasted Wonder Bread, or similar "plastic bread"

This what you need for each sandwich.

6 Slices of not too lean smoked bacon.
2 Slices of white bread.

Fry the bacon until almost crisp, the fatty parts should be turning golden. Push them to the side of the pan. Dunk one side of the bread into the hot bacon grease. Sandwich the bacon between the bread, with the dry side out and eat while very hot. Ketchup or mustard is optional.

This is superb after-pub food, it only comes into its own if you are slightly drunk.


4 comments:

Peter Lyons-Lewis said...

... or hungover.

alexander... said...

Yep. Hangover. Lots of tomato sauce, black pepper. Ideally a slightly sloppy egg. And, I have to break the party line here, lightly toasted bread for me...

halfmanhalfbeer said...

Plastic bread is the key and untoasted.

Also mayonnaise, lots of mayonnaise, and freshly gound black pepper.

Unbeatable!

HMHB

Peter Lyons-Lewis said...

You two are obviously too far away from Ingerland to have any chance of getting hold of any Warbies White, whether it be orange Toastie or green Extra Thick.

This - especially the Extra Thick - is the perfect wrapper for that essential bacon buttie. And I have to say that a short daliance with the toaster is perfectly acceptable.

But don't forget the Colman's English Mustard. Tommy K is a scant and poor substitute.