Farmland Bacon recently launched their Farmland Bacon Club, and to help spread the word — or I guess as more of a bribe to get me to mention it — they sent me a few packages of their bacon to try. Well Farmland, you’ve been heard!
So what exactly is the Farmland Bacon Club? It’s an all-encompassing website where you can find bacon news, contests and giveaways, crazy bacon creations and more. You’ll also find a Bacon Weave Taco recipe there that might look a little familiar, although they fancied theirs up a little more than I did with stuff like purple cabbage and goat cheese.
Now, this blog post wouldn’t be complete without me actually making something with some of the free bacon I got, so I grabbed a package of their Honey & Maple Flavored bacon, fried it up and threw it in my blender! Why my blender you ask? Simple, because I wanted to use it to bread some chicken wings! That and I was too lazy to chop it all up by hand….
Once my bacon was ready I grilled some wings. I used unbreaded wings, but if I made these again I’d probably use breaded ones, because a nice crispy breading in addition to the maple syrup and bacon could only make these even more delicious.
Once my wings were done I brushed maple syrup over them with a pastry brush and sprinkled my bacon pieces on top of them. I expected the bacon to just stick to the wings, but it kept falling off when I’d pick them up. What I did to remedy this was to just put them back in the oven for three minutes at 400°. After that they were perfect! Oh, and by “perfect” I mean that the ten wings that I made were devoured by me in approximately a minute and a half. Thanks for the bacon Farmland!
CorinneJune 30, 2014 at 9:16 am (9 years ago)
Did you cook the bacon before you put it on the wings?
Nick ChipmanJune 30, 2014 at 9:17 am (9 years ago)
Yep, I fried it and then threw it into my blender to chop it up into little pieces before putting it on the wings.
CameronJune 30, 2014 at 9:55 am (9 years ago)
I should have learned by now not to read your blogs when I haven’t had breakfast yet. These sound amazing. Is there a brand of chicken wing that you prefer? And I’m gonna have to order some of that bacon because I know we have nothing that delicious in Utah
Nick ChipmanJune 30, 2014 at 9:56 am (9 years ago)
I honestly don’t even remember which brand I used, but no, I don’t really eat wings enough at home to prefer a specific brand to others.
CameronJuly 1, 2014 at 10:24 am (9 years ago)
I don’t have a specific brand of wing I like either. I usually just go for whatever is on sale.
WenchypooJuly 3, 2014 at 5:23 am (9 years ago)
Next time you bread anything, mix in 1/2 t. of plain unflavored gelatin to make the coating stick better to the meat. The protein in the gelatin bonds to the protein in the meat (or eggs if the meat is dipped in them).