Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mmmmmmetal: Breakfast Skeletonwitch

Eating the Fire

Metal-themed food is a pretty big fad these days. The problem is, most of it's really elaborate and time-consuming to make. But here's something you can thrash out during your morning routine and eat on the go, the perfect breakfast sandwich.

Breakfast Skeletonwitch

Breathing the FireHere's what you'll need:
- an everything bagel
- a container of plain spreadable cream cheese (8 oz)
- 2 strips bacon (pre-cooked is easiest)
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (the kind you get in a shaker bottle by the other seasonings)

Be advised that I don't actually measure anything when I cook, as a rule. The measurements are just estimated.

You'll have to prepare the cream cheese the night before, to allow the flavors to permeate. To do it, take a large amount of the cream cheese out of the container using a spoon or butter knife. Add the chipotle and the garlic, and put the cream cheese back into the container. Mix thoroughly. (The reason you take some out is to ensure it's mixed well.) Refrigerate, at least overnight. The smokiness of the chipotle is the perfect complement to the garlic, and the dried garlic works best for this kind of application.

When you're ready, toast the bagel and heat the bacon. Spread the chipotle/garlic cream cheese on both halves of the bagel. Cut/rip the bacon strips in half to make four pieces, and put them in the middle of the bagel. Eat. Be metal.


  1. Interesting. My cooking skills leave something to be desired though, so I will probably have to pass.

  2. This is the perfect thing for someone who can't cook!

    I love cooking, myself. I've invented a handful of recipes, but not all of them are what I'd consider to be "metal" recipes. Two others I've posted on this site would be included (click the recipe tag for Full Metal Chili and Full Metal Chocolate Chili Ice Cream).

  3. Chocolate Chili Ice Cream? I'm not sure whether to be intrigued or nauseated.

    And speaking of metal foods, one of the pizza parlors here was running a special for a while with a pizza designed by the guys in Skeletonwitch. I forget what it had on it, but is sounded kinda nasty.

  4. If you have access to an ice cream maker, you have to try it. It's not like it tastes like chocolate and salsa, like you might think. It tastes more like chocolate, but with a bite.

    Next time I should make sure to take a picture of the food.

  5. I get bars of dark chocolate with chili peppers in them at Whole Foods every now and then. I believe the chocolate is at least 70% dark. They're super good.

  6. I don't have access to an icecream maker. I wonder how it would come out if I just mixed some chili powder into a bowl of chocolate icecream.

  7. If you let it get soft enough, mixed it in, and re-freezed it for a while, I imagine it would probably work pretty well.