The other day I was watching a show called Bacon Nation, where a rather portly host goes across the country sampling various bacon creations. Naturally I was hooked. When they got to Chicago, the host went to Paddy Long's to sample the most glorious, heart attack inducing dish I had every seen: the Bacon Bomb.
The Bacon Bomb is five pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef wrapped in a weave of brown sugar bacon that is then slow cooked in a pig roaster. This thing is solid, artery clogging goodness. Unfortunately, I couldn't gather the six to eight people it takes to finish one, so my friend and I split a Bacon Bomb sandwich.
It was delicious! A thick slice of the Bacon Bomb served on a bun with melted pepperjack, housemade BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion. Everything I had hoped it would be. But as much as I love bacon, there's no way I could have finished a whole sandwich on my own.
And as much as I love bacon, even this makes me a little sick. If you're insane, you can take on the Bacon Bomb Challenge. You'll have 45 minutes to eat an entire Bacon Bomb and a huge side of fries. Do it, and your meal is free. Gross.
We also split a Bacon Board which I actually liked better than the Bacon Bomb. It's a sampling of Irish bacon, hickory smoked bacon, cracked pepper bacon and Danish Bacon served with gherkins, Dusseldorf Mustard and toasted Irish soda bread. I highly recommend it.