Monday, November 11, 2013

Man Log

During one of my many recipe searches online, I found this.
I think I read it three times before I realized it wasn't a joke!

I actually made this as a main dish, served with some mashed potato on the side.
Hubby and the girl went NUTS! (it is pretty delish!)

Hubby told me I needed to make this for a future party. Then he corrected himself and decided I was never to introduce this to our friends. He wants it to be his private secret to enjoy.

Selfish man! BUT...luckily he did not tell me that I needed to keep it off the blog!

When making the lattice, the tighter the better. I also built mine on a sheet of wax paper to make the rolling aspect easier.

See my notes in red below:

1 Lb of bacon
1 roll of sausage I used Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage
Cheese of your choice I used about a cup of cheddar


1. Breakup and brown sausage

2. Build bacon lattice (weave like a basket, approx 7 strips long by 7 strips wide)

3. Place filling in blanket, but do not overfill

4. Add cheese

5. Tightly roll the bacon around the mixture Folded the ends in before I rolled the outside
6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes
I used a baking rack over a baking sheet so the heat would circulate and the grease drip down. By the end of the 25 minutes, I did not find it crispy enough all around. I flipped it (carefully) and cooked for another 20.


Breakfast or Dinner? BOTH!

My bacon lattice. Pretty proud!

This might be the 8th deadly sin

This recipe was shared on: Flour me with Love, Call Me PMC, Six Sisters Stuff, This Ole Mom, The Craftiest Allie, The Chicken Chick, Uncommon Designs, Jam Hands, Inside Bru Crew Life, Chef in Training, Mandy's Recipe Box, O Taste and See, Kathe with an E,  Mommy on Demand, Anyonita's Nibbles, Pint Sized Baker, Table for Seven, Livin the Mom Life, and Pioneer Momma


  1. Wow! How impressive is THIS? You did a fantastic job- the bacon weaving is an art form all it's own! Thank you for joining us for Let's Get Social Sunday!

    I'm your newest fan on Facebook: :)

    Hope you have a great week,

    Love, Joy

  2. wow nice bacon lattice!! man log, too funny!

  3. I'm pretty sure my husband would die for this! Definitely giving this one a try, thanks!! :)

    (visiting from the Clever Chicks hop)


  4. Lol I love that he wanted to keep it for himself! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend! Always great to see your posts :-)


  5. I love bacon!! My husband would love it more!!Would love for you to come over and link up at my link party

  6. OH my, that sounds good. That's a lot of work to weave the bacon! I recently started baking my bacon in the oven, using a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. It comes out great and the bacon grease drips down and it cooks evenly. I bet this is great next to some scrambled eggs!

  7. I know my husband would love this! I'm featuring it today:

    Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  8. Oh my! That is a lot of grease intake.

  9. hank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick