Bacon. Fonduta. Fries.
Just the thought of eating these sinful creations with crispy, magical Hempler’s bacon makes us feel all wicked and delightful inside. While they sound crazy complicated, they’re actually pretty simple, if you break it down into the four steps it takes to make them.
First, fry up some Hempler’s bacon slices in a pan. Once crispy, remove just the bacon onto a paper towel using a slotted spoon. Once it’s firmed up, cut it into chunks.
Meanwhile, use the bacon grease (spill out a little into a cup if there’s too much) to saute small cultivated mushrooms, like chopped oyster mushrooms or whole beechwood or shimeji mushrooms. Toss in a little salt and pepper to season, or feel free to add something bold, like cajun seasoning. Once softened and warmed through, remove mushrooms using a slotted spoon, and set on a paper towel to let some of the bacon fat roll off.
Next, set the oven to temp for the fries — You can make your own fries if you’re ambitious, but baking some from a bag is no shame.
While they’re baking, tackle the most decadent sauce of all: fonduta, made with cheese, milk, and egg yolks. We like this recipe from the New York Times, minus the truffle (which would just be crazy… but go for it, if you like).
Once the fries are crisp, top with mushrooms, chunks of bacon, drizzle with fonduta, and serve.
Then, probably take a bow or a nap — your choice.
What’s the most decadent thing you’ve made with Hempler’s bacon? Share your story!