Fall is the perfect time to sit outside in the evenings and have a little fire, smelling the smoke and feeling a little chill in the air. If you do not have a way of sitting by an open flame, you can make this tasty fig and bacon dip that captures this feeling. Smokey, rich, cool, sweet, savory – fall. Try it with crackers, cheese or on top of your burger (which you are hopefully making over a real flame 😉 ).
A smokey savory sweet fog dip with bacon
- 5 slices of crispy fried bacon
- 1 small green onion (finely chopped)
- 4 medium size ripe figs (cut into pieces)
- 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar
- 1 pinch of salt
- Fry the bacon until crispy, remove from pan, add the onion to the bacon grease and fry until translucent.
- Add figs and over medium cook until soft, then use your handheld blender to get grid of any large pieces.
- Add all remaining ingredients (minus the bacon) and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, crumble up the fried bacon and mix into the fig mash.
- Serve cold.
What is your favorite things about fall? Mine is certainly a fable for figs, I usually eat them raw – by the truck load 😉