Thursday, May 7, 2009

Test #152: Bacon + BEET

The subject
Beets are delicious, nutritious, yet people are suspicious; how can a food that looks that weird and bleeds bright magenta be tasty? Well, they are--they're fabulous in salads, pickled, and pureed. Add a beet to your mashed potatoes and voila!--purple 'taters. We at BDJ Labs are huuuuuuuuuge fans of The Office (new episode on tonight! Wooo!), and our favorite character hands down is Dwight Schrute, he of the mustard-colored shirts, boss haircut, and beet-farm ownership. We totally get why Angela was schtupping the Schrutemeister for so long--beets are sexy, and therefore, anyone that consumes mass quantities of beets is sexy.

For the purposes of this test, we took several slices of the fruit of Schrute Farms, wrapped them in bacon, and then patiently awaited the result.

The results
Hooray for beets! This test was a success--not as great as the Cadbury creme egg, but definitely ranked among the leaders. The beet slices, while not exactly crunchy, didn't turn into a big purple mushpile as we suspected--they held their own and tasted beetlike. There wasn't much transference of bacon to beet; however, the bacon layer directly touching the beet was dyed a really neat purple shade--it was like eating bacon made out of Barney, only better. Yum--thumbs up on this one.

The conclusion: Bacon + beet = Schruterrific!

Friday: Bacon + custard bao
Saturday: Bacon + macaroni 'n cheese

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