Skillet Bacon Jam
Another entry from the Food Truck Chronicles at The Vegetarian’s workplace. While I was waiting for my Bacon Maple Milkshake, reviewed earlier this week, I wandered over to the Skillet Street Food trailer. Skillet is a converted Airstream camper that serves up creative “American-inspired food prepared with classic technique and seasonal ingredients”. I’ve eaten there a number of times and it never fails to please. Anyhow, as well as being a purveyor of roadside delicacies, they sell a couple of food products like Pumpkin Sauce and their groundbreaking Bacon Jam.
“Well, we take a big bunch of really, really good bacon and render it down…add a bunch of spices, onions, etc. and let it simmer for about 6 hours, give it a quick puree, blast chill it…take a left turn, and end up in pure bacon heaven.” It’s a fantastic product whose only downfall seems to be a relatively short shelf life. It probably won’t be lingering for long on your shelf, though. Think of it as a bacon relish. It’s available in Original or Fennel & Black Pepper versions and goes well on burgers, in breakfast burritos and anything that needs a bacon-y kick.