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Chef Showdown: Local Foods—Grand Traverse Resort’s Joseph George

When MyNorth.com challenged Grand Traverse Resort’s Executive Chef Joseph George to our local foods showdown he accepted with gusto and prepared a delicious take on bacon and eggs—Bacon and Eggs with Crispy Fingerling Potato Pancake, Smoked Steelhead Roe, Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup. In accordance with the rules of the showdown, 90 percent of the ingredients for this dish are from Northern Michigan and another 5 percent are from Michigan, making it a 95 percent made-in-Michigan dish.

Watch the video to learn Chef George’s  technique. Then click to find the recipes for Bacon and Eggs with Crispy Fingerling Potato Pancake, Smoked Steelhead Roe, Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup.

Here is a list of the local ingredients George used in the dish:

  • Fingerling potatoes, celery micro greens: Werp Farms, Karlin
  • Wild leeks, locally foraged
  • Smoked steelhead roe, Bourbon infused maple syrup, aged sherry vinegar, Blis, Grand Rapids, blisgourmet.com
  • Egg, Bakers Green Acres, Marion
  • Pancetta- Made at Grand Traverse Resort with Michigan Pork Belly, grandtraverseresort.com

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