I know I’ve probably said this before but I’ll reiterate anyway.
96.7842% of the time, breakfast for me is bowl of ginger-granola cereal and soymilk. Eaten while driving to work, with my left hand holding the bowl and my right hand alternating between lifting the spoon to my mouth and shifting gears.
It’s not at all wonderful. Delicious, practical, time-saving….but not wonderful.
This shit on the other hand… this sugar-salty, crunchy-juicy, smoky-fruity combination…this is fucking MAGNIFICENT.
This is that good, bad, delicious, evil, should-I, shouldn’t-I kind of meal.
That shit you make for your wife when you want to get out the dog house.
That shit you make when your eye-rolling mother-in-law is over and you want to shut her up from the get-go.
This is that shit your kid asks for on his birthday.
That shit you make when you want your one-night stand to stay over a lil’ longer. This? Oh I just whipped up a lil something, something…
That shit you make when you want your kids to sit down and just be quiet.
This is that sh…
wait a min, are you following me here?
Because I’m trying to throw out some advice that might one day be the only thing standing between you and a jail cell dammit. Between you finding a rickety stick, wrapping some red hanky on the end of it and walking out of your life.
Alright, fine. Whatever. I’ll get to the point of how this all came about.
I had to work from home today and that gave me time to finally create breakfast. Hooraaaay!!
I was actually inspired to make this from an Instagram post:
Even though it’s kinda hard to see what all is going on there, she basically called out the components it was comprised of and I took it from there.
And I’m pretty sure this would taste just as good or maybe even better with other fruit (think strawberries, cantaloupe…blueberries?) but I had to jump on a call and it already looked good as hell.
If you’re a bacon lover (which I’m not), then you owe me big time 😀
Waffles and Melons with Basil Bacon Bits and Honey-Bacon Aioli
What I Used
4 Waffles (homemade or otherwise). 4 cup ½in diced Melons. 2 tbsp julienned Basil. 3 large Eggs. 5 or 6 strips of Bacon (or as many of you want, you’re the boss here). ¼ cup reserved Bacon Oil. Honey.
What I Did
Because I bought my waffles…
How could I, I knoooow!! I don’t own a waffle maker alright?? I eat cereal, remember? Give me a break here 😦
My point is…start with the bacon:
Dice the strips of bacon and cook in a hot, dry skillet. About 5 mins.
When the bacon turns golden brown, turn off the heat and remove from pan with a slotted spoon.
Place on a paper-towel to drain all that grease.
Reserve the remaining bacon oil in the pan.
Thinly julienne 2 tbsp of basil and place in a bowl.
Add in the bacon bits and toss.
Next, make the aioli.
Blend 3 egg yolks, drizzling in ¼ cup of the reserved bacon oil.
Blend in honey, sampling, until you achieve the sweetness you want.
Finally, make the waffles.
This last part is all about assembly..
Drizzle as much or as little of the aioli on top as you’d like…think of it like your syrup…