Saturday, July 18, 2015

BACON SLAW with Crunchy Ramen Noodles - 52 Grilling Time Extras Side Dish and Ramen Noodle Upgrade

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OK... I am sorry, but I am afraid I tricked you into reading this post.  While indeed, this is a slaw recipe and indeed there is a pound of bacon in the mix, It is still a bit deceptive to get you to read this far.  But I hope you will give it a chance now that you are this far in.

You see, the guts of this slaw is not cabbage, it is Brussels Sprouts.  Now, I agree... I HATE BRUSSELS SPROUTS.  But, I LOVE this recipe.

The Sprouts are not your over cooked slimy Grandma's version.  These are crisp, delicious and flavored with not only Bacon but also quick fried a bit in the bacon grease!

Like I said, Delicious!

And just to up the Ante, I even added a layer of crunchy crisp Ramen Noodles for texture.

Giver this a shot, easy to make, just don't tell anyone in advance that they are enjoying the secret until after they declare their love as well.

OK... Here's what I did...


  • 1 Pound Bacon, Thick Cut, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces, Fried until cisp BUT Reserve the Bacon Grease
  • 1 Bag Ramon Noodles (your favorite flavor)
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBS Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 TBS Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 6 Green Onions, Chopped (White and green parts)
  • 3 Stalks Celery, Small Dice
  • 1 Medium Carrot, shredded
  • 2 Pounds Brussels Sprouts, Shaved into thin ribbons (Use a mandalen). Just the tender green parts, not the hard base)
Cooking Directions
  1. First, brown the Bacon until crisp, remove from drippings but reserve the drippings to fry veggies
  2. Meanwhile, To make the Crunchy Ramen Noodle Topping ... In a saute pan, Melt the butter over medium high heat. Add 1 package of Ramen Noodles (without the flavor package) and stir until coated. Continue to stir and heat for several minutes. Soon the noodles will start to brown. Once they reach a desired color, remove from heat.
  3. Back to the saute pan with the bacon drippings, add the Onions, Green Onions, Celery, Carrots and Saute until the onions have softened and all the bacon drippings have been absorbed. About 5 minutes.
  4. Then add the shredded Brussels Sprouts and saute for 1 additional minute. The shredded Brussels Sprouts should begin to glisten from a coating of the residual Bacon Grease yet still be crispy. Do not over Saute until limp.
  5. Add 1/2 of the crisp bacon (reserving some for garnish on top), and all of the crispy Ramen noodles and mix.
  6. Garnish with the reserve Bacon.
  7. Serve Warm, Room Temperature or Chilled from the fridge. DO NOT TELL ANYONE THAT THEY ARE EATING BRUSSELS SPROUTS UNTIL THEY HAVE HAD THEIR FIRST BITE... And you and your guests will ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


Plus,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook Side Dish Recipes"!!!

Sure the meat gets all the glory but real cooks know it's the spread... the specialty Side Dishes that makes a meal rise or fall. Here's a few of my favorite recipes that will help to create that illusive COMPLETE MENU!

LOTS of Potato Sides, Vegetable Sides, Specialty Salads, Bread and MORE!


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