Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Maple and Bacon Roasted Almonds

I always have Good Day NY (Fox5) on in the morning while I'm getting ready for work and yesterday I heard the word BACON mentioned and had take to take precious minutes out of my daily routine to see what was going on. The chefs from Buttermilk Channel, a new restaurant in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens, were whipping up a batch of Maple and Bacon Roasted Almonds and they looked YUMMY. Not only that but pretty damn easy to make. Here's the recipe:

Maple and Bacon Roasted Almonds

1 pound almonds
1/2 pound slab bacon
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbs. mustard powder


1. Cut bacon into large dice, about the size of a whole almond. Cook bacon until it's crispy. Toss bacon, bacon fat, almonds and mustard powder until almonds are well coated.

2. Combine with maple syrup and toss again till well coated. Cook, stirring constantly, until maple syrup is just coating the almonds. Pour onto a paper lined sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt. Let cool.

4. Should resemble brittle when done.

I think I can do this!

Buttermilk Channel seems to cure their own bacon which is available grilled as an appetizer. Two other bacon related dishes on the menu are Roasted Cauliflower & Apple Soup with Crispy Bacon & Croutons and Bacon-Wrapped Brook Trout with Jonnycakes and Leek Confit.
That soup sounds really interesting!

Bacon going strong in 2009!!!


  1. That does sound yummy. I need to check out Buttermilk Channel - I've only heard good thing. Char #4 (also on Smith Street) make their own bacon too - and it was quite tasty.

  2. Thanks for this. After an ace meal there, and with the grace of friends, I was lucky enough to be munching a bag of these on the flight home. Pretty much the most incredible nut feast in the world, bar none. Now I can try and make my own!