Introduction: Bacon Cheese Bowls

Why use a real bowl, when you can use a fat-tastic one!

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Bacon (I used turkey bacon)
Cheese: Parmesan, Dubliner, or Romano ( I used Parmesan & Dubliner)
Garlic powder & black pepper (optional)

Non-stick parchment paper (Not wax paper)
Baking sheet
Food processor

Step 2: Prep Work

1. Cook bacon until nice and crispy. I like to cut it up first so it cooks faster. Once it is fully cooked,
    place on paper towel to remove excess grease
2. Grate the cheese of use the food processor to cut it into small crumbs
3. Use food processor to cut bacon into small crumbs

Step 3: Cooking Your Bowls

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place parchment paper onto baking sheet
3. Sprinkle bacon into 2 large circles on the baking sheet. It should be a very thin, but consistent
     layer.
4. Sprinkle a semi-thin layer of cheese over the bacon.  Any bacon or parchment paper visible will be a
     weak spot in your bowl, so make sure everything is covered well.
5. Sprinkle a small amount of garlic powder and black pepper (or other favorite seasonings) on top
     of the cheese.
6. Place in oven for about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Shaping Your Bowl

1. Remove from oven and let cool for about 30 to 45 seconds.
2. Gently peal your cheese circles off of the parchment paper. I like to use a spatula to make sure it
    doesn't fall apart.
3. Place circles onto the bottom of a glass or bowl, then gently use you fingers to form your bowl
     shape. (AFTERTHOUGHT: if you cut your parchment paper in half first, you might be able to leave
     them on the paper when shaping them into bowls. This might help with reducing the chances
     for damage)
4. Let set for 3 to 5 minutes to harden.
5. Fill with the food of your choice and serve.

Note: there are other ways to mold your "shell" as well.

1. Lay you circle over the handle of a cooking pan to make "Taco" shaped shells.
2. If you have your "filler foods" ready, you can place them on the circle (after cooling), then use
    parchment paper to wrap them into a rolls (sorry, no picture for this one.)
3. You can break your circles into pieces and serve them like chips, or as toppings for other foods.
4. You can make silly art with it.

Comments

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joppenheimer (author)2013-05-25

Can't wait to try these crunchy delights- good going with turkey bacon! Like your shaping techniques too!

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groovymama (author)2013-04-23

Congrats!

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crapsoup (author)groovymama2013-04-23

why thank you!

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picturesofsilver (author)2013-04-03

wonderful!

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Skymeat (author)2013-03-31

That looks awesome! Where do you get the brick of Dubliner?!

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crapsoup (author)Skymeat2013-04-01

I got it at the fat and stupid store, also known as Costco.

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claudette sova (author)2013-03-31

I just voted for you.....yeah !!!
Hope you win.

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crapsoup (author)claudette sova2013-03-31

Thanks for the support!

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claudette sova (author)2013-03-31

This is a great idea. Like Taco salad inside for the low carb. Take a little bit of work but worth it. Looks yummy. I want some now.

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barbsdesk (author)2013-03-31

Wow! From those of us doing low carb - thank you! What a perfect way to serve salad, or small ones filled with a low carb appetizer.

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crapsoup (author)barbsdesk2013-03-31

After making most of my instructables, I'm going to need to be on a low carb diet myself. hehe. Anyway, I plan on doing more low carb stuff in the future, so keep an eye out.

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nanaverm (author)2013-03-31

Great yummy idea! Suggestion: a large lettuce leaf would be a good liner for this to contain sauces or dressings from the salad or taco so they won't drip thru.

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crapsoup (author)nanaverm2013-03-31

Good call, thanks for the add-on.

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tritian (author)2013-03-31

looks awesome, would love to taste that!!, just showed my family here at easter and they all want it now! cept for...um, you didnt use REAL bacon... =D

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lmcappella (author)2013-03-31

Easy crispy crunchy bacon and cheese. You have my vote.

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Harry Gumboot (author)2013-03-31

Let's be honest here - these don't even need a filling. Just knock up say, 30-40 and serve. Cheese and bacon biscuits! Sorry, cookies for our cousins across the water. It's the middle of the night here, or I'd be in the kitchen now.

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mormonchick (author)2013-03-30

Oh my gosh, those taco shells look so awesome! Going to try this baconlicious combo right away, thanks.

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Random23 (author)2013-03-29

This is the best thing I have seen in a long while. You get my vote and I don't even eat cheese.

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crapsoup (author)Random232013-03-29

Hey thanks man. I'm just glad i get to share my fatty treats with people who can appreciate them. Thanks for the vote.

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General Zod (author)2013-03-29

I think I heard a reference to this in an ancient text called the Book of Revelation, sir. Evil...yet worthy of a vote, methinks.

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lsmith254 (author)2013-03-28

zomg!!!!!! EYE POPPING POSSIBILITIES, lol!! (....and then there were taco shells, party bites....d-r-o-o-o-l-l-l-l-ing here...haha.) I've made cheese fritters like this but they were a bit too flimsy. Yes, yes...there will be more attempts now...

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canida (author)2013-03-28

These are awesome!

Next time I make bacon fruit cups, they're totally getting the bacon cheese bowl base instead. These look so much easier, and full of delicious umami. :)

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canida (author)canida2013-03-28

Also, I'd suggest swapping order of the first two pictures so the better-looking one comes up first. The colorful salad looks good, and it's better-lit.

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canida (author)canida2013-03-28

And another thing - dump the hot cheese/bacon circle into a muffin pan for easy shaping. You can do more in parallel this way, too. Yes, I have too many bacon thoughts.

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crapsoup (author)canida2013-03-28

all good ideas!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-03-28

:0

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^ me in shock of the awesomeness of what this is.

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Must have bacon towel!!!...whatever it takes...yes,yes...whatever it takes my precious.

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