Monday, 10 January 2011

Could anything be nicer?

Bacon is my ingredient of the day as I had some particularly nice, lightly smoked bacon and I really didn't just want to grill it. So the yummy scrummy rolls that you see below are the things that I came up with.

Cooking the bacon this way made it into a substantial meal and while I was eating them, I decided that they would make a really tasty starter. I do, however, think that one per person is enough as they are really filling.

The bacon that I used was thickly sliced. Too thin and it will fall apart.
To make the stuffing
100g finely chopped mushrooms. Let me tell you, that the Magimix could have been invented just for this.
1 Medium Onion, finely chopped.
125g of fresh white breadcrumbs (ideally, these are best if the bread is a day or two old)
100g Butter
4 tablespoons of fresh parsely, fairly finely chopped
Grated zest of a lemon
1 egg
Pepper, but go easy on the salt as the bacon is usually salty.

To make the stuffing

Fry the onion in half the butter until lightly brown.
Fry the mushrooms in the remaining butter until dry. Add the onions and mushrooms to the the remaining ingredients and mix together well.
Divide the mixture between the bacon and roll the bacon up with the seam underneath.
Bake in a hot oven until brown.
Serve with a mixed salad and enjoy.

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