In my vast search for more and more food knowledge, I came across a post about these breadless BLT bowls and I feel as though I must share.
You can find the original article here: http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2008/02/27/bacon-cups/
After reading the article I was inspired. What else can I make with my new found knowledge? It just so happened that I have a very large, stainless steal mixing bowl and two packages of bacon in the freezer. I decided to use this weaving technique on the entire bowl, well, as far as two packs of bacon got me. This took me quite some time because the bacon kept slipping out of place. When I finally got it all in place I baked it for about ten minutes at 350. I let it cool and had no problem peeling off the foil. I then made a salad of romaine lettuce, halved grape tomatoes, and gorgonzolla cheese. I then borrowed notmartha.org’s idea and made a mock ceasar dressing with mayonnaise to make my “BLT” complete. I tossed the salad in the dressing, put it all in the big bacon bowl, and enjoyed with a few friends. Everyone loved their breadless “BLT”.
I would say this is a great recipe for one of those low-carb diets, but if your really worried about dieting, bacon is probably one of the last foods on your mind. I highly suggest this for an impressive display if nothing else at your next get together.
Playing with food, one more reason to live to eat.
Spicing up your life,
John T. Osorio