SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 16 (UPI) -- A British father of two decided to start doing something a little different for Easter and came up with the a tasty treat that has nothing to do with bunnies and everything to do with pigs -- the bacon Easter egg.
Mike Gurman created the exceptional egg by weaving 24 pieces of bacon together into an egg shape and dressing it up with a bow. The 47-year-old got the idea when he heard his colleagues talking about giving up chocolate for Lent and began considering alternatives.
Easter is NOT only about chocolate.
It is also about bacon. Behold the bacon Easter egg. pic.twitter.com/jBSD6OjHRw— Evil Chris Priestly (@TheEvilChris) April 16, 2014
"The Internet has an obsession with bacon and in my brain I wondered if someone had already made an Easter egg out of bacon,” Gurman told the Daily Star. "I couldn't really find anything that was anyway similar to what I had in mind."
Since his bacon creation was hollow, Gurman figured out a way to fill it up.
"The egg conceals a couple of nice Cumberland sausages and some fried slices of black pudding,” he wrote on his blog.
The innovative chef has cooked grasshoppers, Mac N Chocolate, and bacon waffles in the past.
"I had a kind of mid-life crisis when I hit 40 and realized I did not have to have someone telling me what to do,” Gurman said. "I am a grown up. I can make a mess. I can use whatever ingredients in my cooking."
[The Daily Star] [Atomic Shrimp]