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Sandwich Monday: The Bacon Bomb

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The bacon bomb.
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I know, it's not a sandwich. It's a little outside our jurisdiction. But the Bacon Bomb doesn't fit into any other known food category, so we're just going to say it's as much a sandwich as it is anything else. Here's how the evil geniuses at Paddy Longs in Chicago describe it:

The Bacon Bomb is five pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef mixed with spices and wrapped in a weave of brown sugar bacon, and then slow cooked on our pig roaster.

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It's a Bacon!

It's a Bacon!

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Mike: It's adorable. Reminds me of when my son was born.

Eva: Did he also come wrapped in foil?

It might appear Eva doesn't want to eat the Bacon Bomb, but I think she's just worried Mike might be hurting it. i i

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It might appear Eva doesn't want to eat the Bacon Bomb, but I think she's just worried Mike might be hurting it.

It might appear Eva doesn't want to eat the Bacon Bomb, but I think she's just worried Mike might be hurting it.

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Mike: This is the vessel Kevin Bacon arrived in from his home planet.

Eva: It looks like an old football. "Pigskin" is a much more delicious term than most people realize.

Ian: It's like someone made some bacon, felt bad about it, and tried to put the pig back together.

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Peter studies it.
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Peter: I was amazed they let me walk out of there with this.

Mike: Yeah, they used to have a 7 day waiting period.

Ian: They still have an 11 day digestion period.

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You have to admit it would make a beautiful wallpaper.

You have to admit it would make a beautiful wallpaper.

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Ian: If you came home and found your kid making one of these, you'd think, "yep, that boy's gonna be a serial killer."

Mike: It rubs the spices on its skin.

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Ian worries this is the peak of his life.

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Eva: Seems like a food from the days of Henry VIII.

Peter: Back then they called it "Latticed Hog."

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Half eaten.
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Eva: It looks like an old woven sandal.

Ian: Yeah, back in the day you were nobody if you didn't have a pair of Porkenstocks.

[The verdict: it is really something to behold. As far as it tastes, though, we had a rare split decision. Peter and I were both really impressed. You look at this, you think it's just going to be a big, fatty blob, but then you bite into it and it's got a nice complex flavor with a pleasant kick. Mike and Eva both thought it tasted like a big, fatty blob.]

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