If experience has taught me anything, it is that experience is an experience whore. Each new exploit begets the keen desire for further adventure. Such is also the case with bacon. The only thing better than bacon is more bacon. What’s better than more bacon? Bacon in a new way- hence today’s chili. Bacon, crab, and eggs are a hip taste escapade for the ages. As I am an unapologetic thrill-seeker, I set the bacon in the oven to bake and left the house for a brisk run. Of course I’d have to hurry, as our smoke alarm is an unapologetic attention whore- far, far more loquacious than any piece of household safety equipment should ever be.
4 strips of bacon, cooked then diced (lately, I’ve been given to bakin’ the bacon)
1 T butter
2 T fresh jalapenos, diced
2 T red onion, diced
1 can (6 oz) crab meat, drained
2 t chili powder
1/6 t ground black pepper
- Fry jalapeno and onion in butter until fragrant.
- Add crab and fry 2 minutes.
- Add eggs, breaking the yolk and stirring as you go.
- Add chili powder and black pepper.
- Stir cook until the eggs are nearly set.
- Add the bacon.
- Finish cooking.
I made it back to the house well before any billowing smoke had appeared and decided to hastily shower. Moments after dressing, I headed for the kitchen, only to be greeted by the shrill cry of the smoke alarm. I loudly uttered many, many bad words as I plotted my revenge again this hated instrument of torture. Note to stupid smoke alarm– the bacon was absolutely perfect, you asinine shrew. Why don’t you pipe down and mind your own business?
Chili Jr. loved the bacon and crab chili omelet. He pointed out (very correctly) that the breakfast chilis are always very successful. Mrs. Chili365 astutely pointed out that this was not technically an omelet, but more like a scramble. What’s in a name? Would bacon by any other name not taste so SWEET? It probably would, as did my bacon bad chili. There was an immaculate balance of bacon, crab, chili, and egg flavors. The ratios were just right- a thrilling taste experience. I have further vowed to 1) make this chili again and 2) not feel too bad when I break the smoke alarm.