Sunday, September 9, 2012

Copy Cat Recipe: Tomato’s Bacon Spezie

I haven’t blogged about anything in a while, so I decided to steal a recipe from a friend of mine. Please visit her blog Hipster Housewife Goes Hard! I am just copy and pasting the whole thing, cause that’s how I roll! I will post my own entry when I try this recipe, which might be tonight. Here it is so enjoy!

Copy Cat Recipe: Tomato’s Bacon Spezie
by: Tori Crumrine

When I am in the small town of Twin Falls, Idaho I have to go to Tomato’s Bar and Grill and get their Bacon Spezie. It is a spicy, cajun inspired alfredo with bacon, chicken and mushrooms. I serious will ruin my entire diet for this dish, it’s sooo amazing.
I was craving this dish at home in Alabama and decided to google it, it is original, like no one, not even the internet has this recipe except for a small restaurant in small Twin Falls, Idaho. At least they got that going for them. But I NEEDed it! So I tried a recipe and failed and tried again and vola! It is perfect.
Here is my gift to you internet world! And everyone who has been wanting this recipe for the home.
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 chicken broth or more for thinning
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 8 white mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 3 to 4 green onions
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • cajun spice mix ( 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 dried thyme) This is approximately how much I used.
Start by slicing chicken in thin slices and cutting bacon into 1 inch pieces. Fry together, on medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Season with cajun seasoning. Add garlic, mushrooms and butter. Once the mushrooms, chicken and bacon are golden, (in bacon case crisp) turn down the heat to a simmer and add cream, chicken broth and green onion. When simmering add cheese and let melt. Adjust any seasoning to taste and enjoy. Serve over penne.
Tomato’s does melt a smoked gouda over the top under the heat of an oven. Although really tasty, I chose to leave this step out because I don’t have any gouda and I don’t need the calories ;-) I hope you enjoy this dish, it’s is seriously delicious.

Remeber to check out Tori’s blog Hipster Housewife Goes Hard for this and other recipes!

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