Have a fire extinguisher and up to date homeowners insurance for this one! Came close to setting the kitchen on fire making this recipe. But, the flavor is outstanding and worth the risk and the calories!
3/4 package bacon, sliced into 1/2 inch strips
1 stick butter
1 gallon tomatoes, stewed, crushed
1 pint heavy cream
2 pints vodka
pinch salt and pepper
2 tablespoons sugar
Fry bacon until almost done, then add shallots and cook. When shallots are clear, add butter, salt, pepper, and sugar. Continue to cook over med heat until bubbly. Add vodka and bring back to a simmer. CAREFULLY light the contents of pan on fire. Very carefully, stir, never lean over the pan!! Let flame for a few minutes, then blow the flames out. Add tomatoes and simmer about 20 – 30 minutes, or until sauce becomes thickened. Add cream and simmer a few more minutes. Serve over cooked pasta with grated parmesean cheese on top.