I present to you the Bacon Explosion's rightful heir. the Bacone!
Dare I say its premiere is the culinary equivalent of Stravinisky's "Rite of Spring." Here's what one judge had to say: "At first I was thinking this was going to be difficult to handle, hard
to eat, etc. But it wasn't. It was perfectly formed and super easy to
eat... I'll say what I said then that I believe now: McDonald's should be selling this thing."
Best of all, it is easy to make -- sort of. The one difficult part of the Bacone is the cone. But as these instructions explain, it's simply a matter of finding a strainer and some aluminum foil. After that, you just fill the cone with your choice of goodness.
personal cooking note: The Bacone instructions show the bacon being fried.
If you don't have a fryer, fear not. A normal oven should work fine
(though a convection oven would be better), set at 400 to 425 degrees.
Also, remember to use high-quality bacon. Lower-quality
bacon contains more fat, which shrivels into nothingness and leaves
you with straggly pieces of warped bacon instead of the desired cone.
(Images via Flickr: Kveton)