We’re all about comics here at Panels On Pages, but a geek cannot live on comics alone. Outside the Longbox is our chance to spotlight something outside our typical 4-color realm, be it movies, music, TV or whatever.
If you listened to our PoP!Cast this week, you heard mention of a delicious device known as the Bacon Explosion. If you didn’t, you really need to go download it and listen right now. But I digress. I may be one of the most slender of the PoP!stars, but I assure you, I am nothing if not an unrepentant gourmand (for those of you playing at home, that’s shameless fatass). And so I bring you this, our second food-centric Outside the Longbox, both of which have been my own doing. The star today? The intimidating mountain of meat known as the Bacon Explosion.
Credit where credit is due, the Bacon Explosion was first brought to my attention by Wizard Universe/Magazine editor Jim Gibbons, and the recipe for it can be found at a lovely website called BBQ Addicts, though honestly, with a recipe like this, one has to wonder if it’s possible to survive long enough to develop an addiction.
I’m not going to read you the recipe – you can follow the link yourselves. I’m just going to give you an overview. You see, the Bacon Explosion is a lattice of bacon (pictured above) seasoned, then covered in a layer of ground sausage, and then adorned with yet another layer of bacon (this time cooked). Somewhere in there, you add some more seasoning. Ultimately, it’s all rolled into a giant meat stogie and cooked. A cross-section of the end result should look roughly like…
That’s not the end of it. The suggestion is made to serve a slice of this jubilee roll of pork in betwixt the two halves of a Pilsbury Grands Biscuit. For my part, when I do make this, I fully intend to throw some cheese in there and perhaps cook up some sausage gravy to dip the whole concoction in. Hell, if you’re gonna go out eating, you might as well go whole hog, right?