December 23, 2005

My Father-In-Law's Famous Fart Fuel

My late father-in-law taught English literature at the University, but he was better known on campus for involvement with student organizations. He was faculty advisor for several of them. In some cases he did little more than sign off on their registration paper work, but more often he was actively involved. One of his significant contributions was bringing this dish to social gatherings, where it was typically consumed in combination with cabbage slaw and beer.

1 96 oz can baked beans in molasses
1/2 c. heavy molasses - sulpherated if you can find it
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 lb. bacon -- cut into small pieces
1 pkg. Lipton onion soup mix
1 1/2 c. Brooks tangy catsup

Drain the liquid in which the beans are canned. The simplest way to do this is to pour it off when you have cut only part of the way around with the can opener. Fry the bacon almost crisp and save the bacon grease. By the way, altho the original recipe does not call for it, I would add a couple cloves of garlic, finely diced, near the end of the frying. In a large pot, mix beans, molasses, sugar, bacon, bacon grease, onion soup mix, and catsup. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes; stir often, as they tend to stick. The result is sufficiently tasty that people do not exercise due moderation in consumption. Best served out of doors, as at a tailgate party or in a large room with good ventilation.

Posted by triticale at December 23, 2005 08:02 PM | TrackBack

Oh my. Shouldn't there be some wheat germ in that recipe? ;)

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 24, 2005 05:40 PM

Sounds similar to something referred to as cowboy bubble bath!

Posted by: Punctilious at December 25, 2005 11:04 PM
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