It was over a year ago that I ran across the most jaw-dropping bacon creation ever. Sitting here now, I am wondering why I never made one. I wanted to. I certainly wanted to see one, to taste one. I don't know, maybe I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the expectations. Maybe my cardiac angel was stopping me.
This is why men hang in packs. As fast as you can say, "Hey Bubba, hold my beer and watch this," surely one of our comrades will step in. So I will start by thanking John Bodeau, the man of the hour.
The Bacon Roll of Doom, as John calls it, was born as The Bacon Explosion at bbqaddicts.com. A meat-on-meat peak protein experience, it stands out even on a meat lover's enclave.
You start with bacon. Add bacon. But bacon alone does not a roll make. We need something for structure. How about sausage?!
Sausage and bacon. Bacon and sausage.
But we are not done. This is where brilliance become genius: They wrap it in a bed of bacon made by (this is so beautiful) weaving bacon strips to make a manly placemat. Layer sausage on the bacon mat, roll, brush with barbecue sauce, roast and watch men gather as if someone just fired up a gasoline-powered wheelbarrow.
And yes, it was everything any of us could ever have hoped. Meaty and porky, with a crisped bacon jacket and just enough sweet tang from the barbecue sauce.
And when all that was left was the oink, John's comment was, "It was more fun putting it together than I can say."