Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Long live lord lard...

Dear readers, I am going to come right out with it. Get straight to the point. Right after these sentences. I want a love day for fat. That's right. You heard correctly. A love fat day. I'm a little late in writing this I know, but all this past Feb Valentines business has got me thinking. Chocolate gets a love day (oh. come. on. you so know it's about chocolate). A day where everyone loves it and adores it and gushes over it and takes pictures of it and eats it and rolls around in it...I say, it's time for a love fat day. A day where everyone loves it and adores it and gushes over it and takes pictures of it and eats it and rolls around in it...

I will call it ... Lovefatday.

A day, when lard is lord! Where butter is baron and porc is prince! A day where suet is shah! A kingdom of corpulence! Where gras and skin and oil and cheese and pig and all things fatty can be celebrated in all of their oilygreasyglory!

Long live Lovefatday!

And yes, I do sometimes imagine a village where clouds are puffy pork rinds and rivers are melted boar bacon fat and sometimes the treetops are cotton candy but instead of sugar it's deconstructed bacon with maple syrup... I imagine I will call it ...Fatland. Where we celebrate Lovefatday. And swim in boar fat (which would really keep our skins supple) and bite bacon clouds.

I'm going to go back back under the covers now.

Sore bronchial tubes and hacking cough. Illness possible cause for wacky post. Long live Lord Lard!

Time to dish.

In honor of Lovefatday, I present you:

Lovingly wrapped Boar Bacon Sweet Potato Fries
Photo credit health bent. Edited by yours truly. Was too busy stuffing my face to take any. Fat!

Is it wrong of me to want to insert Angelina Jolie's leg in here ...#Iblametheilness

Here is what you need:

  • Boar bacon, thinly sliced
  • Sweet potatoes, cut into french fries, as thick or thin as you like them
  • Duck fat (what?! it's Lovefatday!)
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Tiny amount of finely ground lemon zest

Here is what to do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425. Here we go. First, grate your lemon zest, about a half of a teaspoon, and mix it with the salt flakes. Then, render your duck fat in a frying pan and then let cool enough to be manageable but still liquid. Coat your sweet potatoes in this fatty glory and coat the bottom of your oven dish in it. Now, wrap each duck fat coated sweet potato fry, lovingly, in one thin slice of boar bacon, and lay them down nicely side by side. 
  2. Roast at 425 for about 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are "soft". Once thats done, turn on the broiler and crisp up that bacon! Keep an eye on it though.
  3. When they are done, take them out sprinkle the with the lemon sea salt flakes, and serve them with an amazing blue cheese dip. Which I will give you the recipe for. Soon.

Happy Lovefatday dear readers!
From Fatland.
Oana out.


  1. Oh my goodness, Oana. I want in on these right now! Is boar bacon very different from regular bacon? I'm not sure that I know where to find it around here...

    P.S. I'm totally with you on lovefatday.

  2. I know, me too. As far as I see it, yes. It is richer in flavor, has a beautiful consistency and, well, the flavor is different :). It's my favorite. You have to ask a butcher ...

    Long live!

  3. And another must try. OMG, salivating. Thanks for sharing. Be well, feel better. Xoxxx

  4. Totally love lovefatday. Let's celebrate and bask in the fat.

    I personally would eat charcoal grilled, crispy, salted lamb fat with some kick ass red qwine or Raki all day.

    Great idea!

  5. :O is the face I made while reading this.I gotta get me some boar bacon wrapped sweet potato fries.NOW.

    B.T.W, Whn is lovefatday ?, well it should be EVERY day.

  6. It's me, Oana, from my phone, sickly typing away. That's great :) Do it!! You know secretly I agree with you. Let's see what we can do to celebrate it next year...there will be lovechocolate day (aka valentines) followed directly by lovefatday. How would you celebrate?

  7. Hi Oana, The comment was me, Arpi :D surprise ! Hope you feel better.

    Well,first,I would wake up and bathe in boar fat (like you said). I would snack on bacon, and share(NOT)! Most importantly, I would Re-read what you wrote above over and over and over until it is permanently tattooed in my brain, then say it like a prayer before i sleep.I just got an idea. Maybe, Lovefatday needs an anthem, like :

    Oh Lovefatday, Oh Lovefatday,
    how we need to celebrate you forever,
    Oh Lovefatday, Oh Lovefatday,
    Oh how Oana is so clever,

    wait, i'll work on it more.

  8. Arpi: That. Is. Amazing.
    You are the best my dear.

  9. Oana your website is awesum .... Thank you for this great recipe... i will definitely try this out!!

  10. @ Natural Medicine Center - Thank you! You're site as well :). It's pretty sweet :)