As you’re all well aware by now, it’s bacon week.
So far bacon week has consisted of bacon peanut brittle.
Today I’m bringing you a recipe from Slap Yo Daddy BBQ – Bacon Donuts
Given the steady stream of Simpsons references on this blog it was somewhat inevitable that I create these.
In keeping with the trend I’ll leave you with a relevant quote from probably one of the best ever Simpsons episode:
“Mr. Scorpio says productivity is up 2%, and it’s all because of my motivational techniques, like donuts and the possibility of more donuts to come.”
The recipe on SYD starts off simply enough – place a pineapple ring inside an onion ring then add mozzarella.
I couldn’t find mozzarella cheese sticks so I improvised with my sweet knife skills and a ball of mozzarella.
Then came the tricky part, weaving the bacon around the ring.
This turned out to be much harder than it looks – I had a minor tantrum when it all fell apart on me. Below is the result.
Luckily Mrs Grillah is much more patient and has better fine motor skills than I.
Fire up a BBQ to cook on indirect heat – I used the trusty Weber for this one as it’s fast, quick and simple for this sort of dish.
Glaze with some BBQ sauce throughout the cook – SYD calls it optional – in my opinion it should be mandatory – who doesn’t want glazed donuts?!
And just like that – bacon donut! (also reminiscent of a certain goat related internet meme, but anyhow…)
It was pretty damn tasty – I don’t usually like pineapple in savoury dishes but with the BBQ sauce and salty bacon it really worked.
That said, despite the deliciousness I can’t see myself making these as per this particular version any time soon as it was far too fiddly but the flavour combination will likely appear again in a different form. SYD says patience is required to perfect these, but I can be rather impatient at times!
Happy bacon week!