Attempt #2 at Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

About 4 years ago, I bravely stepped into the kitchen (an uncharted territory for me) to make bacon-wrapped asparagus. The result? In layman’s term, it sucked. I threw away the asparagus, ate the bacon in gloomy silence then documented my failure.

I think 4 years is just about enough for me to get over myself and the spectacular culinary disaster, don’t you? So I tried it again. I got the necessary ingredients, which in this case are streaky bacon and asparagus. No really, all you need is streaky bacon and asparagus. Serious, don’t bluff one.

But this time, I got (slightly) smarter. I blanched the asparagus FIRST, AHA!!!
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Then I got too pleased with my smartness that I left it in the boiling water for way too long.
So the asparagus came out a bit dead. You know, limp.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - raw ingredients

Whatever lah, what’s done is done. Wrap the bacon around bundles of the asparagus lah.
At this point, I belatedly realise that perhaps I should have halved each bacon slice.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - in the frying pan

Dump them into the frying pan. This was like watching history repeat itself.

I’d forgotten to buy picks too (to hold the bacon and asparagus together). So I just used tongs to carefully turn each bundle around. I guess after a while, some of the bacon fat sticks to the asparagus so they don’t come out all bleargh.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - outcome

Ta-dahhh! The Not-So-Fail Failed Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus. The asparagus was overcooked (though edible this time!), the bacon was too thick and too much, and I really should have gotten picks to hold them together.

Never mind, attempt #3 in the year 2014 will be better! Just you wait and see :)

Comments

  1. i don’t think there’s ever TOO MUCH BACON! :D

  2. You might want to try popping it into the oven instead. That way, the bundle is heated evenly and the heat would melt the bacon fat downwards into the bundle to cook the asparagus. The end result would be the asparagus being about half- three quarters- cooked…nice and crunchy :)

  3. I think your friend is right – the frying pan may not be the right implement for this thingy. Grilling seems to be another possibility.

  4. i feel like i’m reading a cooking blog “Suanie can cook, so can you!” hehe, cook for me the next time i’m in KL please., kthxbai.

  5. Order from BBQ-Addicts sajalah… Hahahaha

  6. Lulu Cattywampus says:

    Got ah BBQ-addicts?? where??

  7. Just fry the bacon and asparagus separately then wrap them up together for final fry.

  8. Oh my! Ur so hilarious! They look not too bad. 3rd attempt will be a success!!

  9. KY: Well there is after a bad visit to the doctor’s… :P

    mela: thanks for the advise! I don’t have a proper oven, just a combi microwave+oven that isn’t very big. will try with maybe just a couple bunches next time :D how long to cook the bundles?

    suertes: it can be done either grilling or frying pan. i don’t have good equipment to grill stuff with… yet :)

    Shirley: hahaha but i think you’re a much better cook than me leh

    eyeris: errr can’t meet BBQ Addicts’ minimum order lol

    lulu: got what! http://www.bbq-addicts.com , best meats ever!

    Noneed: hahaha the idea is to let the two flavours cook together!

    Fiona: hahah thanks. we’ll see…4 yrs from now

  10. I think about 15 to 20 minutes will do? But that depends on the heat of the oven.

    I’ve tried to do this stuff in a toaster oven before so your microwave+oven should be alright as well :)

  11. cut the bacon smaller….. -_-

  12. swap the asparagus for mushroom, also nice. i copied from sakae sushi..slurps

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