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Monday, February 11, 2008

Bacon and Cheese Sushi

For a long time, the Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr. was my favorite burger ever. I usually would eat it after long, difficult rehearsals or performances, to get my energy back. (I know, I’m soooo bad to my body! But I’m better now, I promise! :)) So I figured, why not make a sushi similar to my favorite burger! Obviously there are several differences (onions instead of onion rings, steak instead of hamburger meat) but this creation does taste surprisingly good!


* 6 sheets nori
* 3 cups sumeshi
* 1 1.5 pound flank steak
* 1 clove garlic, halved
* salt, pepper, garlic powder
* 1 tbsp butter
* 1 medium potato
* olive oil
* 1 onion
* 6 “single” slices of American or cheddar cheese
* 12 strips of bacon
* BBQ sauce

Cooking Directions

1. Cook sumeshi.
2. Trim any excess fat from the flank steak.
3. Pat the surface of the flank steak dry with a paper towel, then rub with the cut side of the clove of garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
4. Melt the butter in a skillet that is big enough to hold the flank steak. Put the flank steak in the skillet, and cook over medium-high heat until it is browned on the outside but still pink in the center.
5. Remove the flank steak from the skillet and cover loosely with foil.
6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
7. Wash and peel the potato, and slice into 1/4″ x 1/4″ strips.
8. Place the strips on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
9. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.
10. Bake for 25 minutes, rearranging the french fries halfway through so they don’t burn.
11. Or if you prefer, you can always buy some fries from your favorite fast food restaurant. Works just as well. :)
12. Fry you bacon as crispy as you like it.
13. Slice the onion into rings, cut these in half.
14. Slice the cheese into thin slices, about 1.5 inches wide.
15. Roll the sushi, using a couple of strips of flank steak, onion, french fries, bacon, and cheese as your fillings.
16. Serve with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

I love Bacon and I love sushi so I may have to give this one a whirl though I think I would use more bacon and maybe some other ingredients :-)

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