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mayor al

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Bacon-Wrapped Treats Sun, 01/7/07 8:22 PM (permalink)

Tonight we decided to use up some thick-sliced Bacon and other items to make a bunch of "ToothPick Foods". We wrapped some whole Water Chestnuts, some Mushrooms, and I cut one of our Porterhouse steaks into big-bitesized chunks. We kept the center of the Filet whole so Jan could enjoy a 'real' steak, in case the bite-sized stuff didn't do too well.
Here is the platter ready to go into a HOT Oven.



When it came out the bacon was ready, and so were we. The steak was straight 'Medium', something we considered a bit overdone, but it allowed the Bacon to finish before we removed it from the overn.
Here are the pieces after about 15 minutes in a hot over.


I like the Water Chestnuts best, but the Mushrooms are not far behind (shown here). The steak would be better if we caught it at the Medium Rare stage.


It made a great finger food dinner for the two of us.!!
 
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    Pwingsx

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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 12:35 AM (permalink)
    Lovely lovely lovely
     
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      lleechef

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      RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 1:26 AM (permalink)
      Looks pretty darned good to me! Where are the chicken livers?
       
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        mr chips

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        RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 5:13 AM (permalink)
        It looks goood!.
         
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          ann peeples

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          RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 6:31 AM (permalink)
          sounds great even at 5am!!!
           
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            Jimeats

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            RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 7:03 AM (permalink)
            Everything tastes better with bacon. Chow Jim
             
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              doggydaddy

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              RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 7:31 AM (permalink)
              ===I like the Water Chestnuts best, but the Mushrooms are not far behind (shown here). The steak would be better if we caught it at the Medium Rare stage.===


              Al,

              You can pre-cook the bacon 1/3 to 1/2 way done and then, wrap your beef. Bacon and this trick is good with scallops and shrimp.

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                Tony Bad

                RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 7:48 AM (permalink)
                Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped scallops!
                 
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                  John A

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                  RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 8:00 AM (permalink)
                  Looking good, anything with bacon works for me.


                  John
                   
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                    fabulousoyster

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                    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 9:04 AM (permalink)
                    Bacon wrapped pitted prunes with some BBQ sauce basted on it is absolutely delicious.
                     
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                      packerwmn

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                      RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 11:17 AM (permalink)
                      Next time try the pre-cooked bacon on the steak. Then it shouldn't take as long to get the bacon crispy, so the meat should be closer to med-rare. I'm going to have to try those myself. I just did some of the waterchestnuts over the holidays.
                       
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                        desertdog

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                        RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 6:20 PM (permalink)
                        Discovered Bacon-wrapped hot dogs just the other day. As close to an out-of-body experience as I've ever had. Fiesta de Puerco!
                         
                        #12
                          Sundancer7

                          RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 6:42 PM (permalink)
                          Nice job Al. Sounds like a good food adventure.

                          That would have been an entire dinner for me.

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN
                           
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                            JRPfeff

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                            RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Mon, 01/8/07 8:24 PM (permalink)
                            A favorite in my house is bacon wrapped mini-smokey links covered with brown sugar and baked. Not only good for you, but delicious, too.

                            Jim
                             
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                              mayor al

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                              RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Tue, 01/9/07 12:34 PM (permalink)

                              I have done the Bacon-wrapped Scallops at other times and loved them too!

                              Paul- That, with some steamed veggies WAS the whole dinner!
                               
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                                Big Ugly Mich

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                                RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Tue, 01/9/07 1:06 PM (permalink)
                                My wife takes water chestnuts and wraps about 1/3 of a strip of bacon around each one, then pops it in a bath of half barbecue sauce and half honey. Major yum.
                                 
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                                  mayor al

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                                  RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Tue, 01/9/07 1:42 PM (permalink)

                                  Ugly,
                                  You can see the bowl of "Dipping Sauce" in the background in my second photo. We do'em naked to allow us to vary the amount of sauce each gets!
                                   
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                                    roossy90

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                                    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Tue, 01/9/07 5:44 PM (permalink)
                                    Bason wrapped Lobster is a favorite of mine.
                                    Friend of mine always did some at Christmas time.
                                    Yum, Nice Pics Al!
                                     
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                                      SassyGritsAL

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                                      RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Wed, 01/10/07 10:28 AM (permalink)
                                      Yum, yum, bacon, bacon, bacon.
                                       
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                                        Ashphalt

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                                        RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Wed, 01/10/07 10:54 AM (permalink)
                                        I needed 3 ounces of sliced pancetta the other day and my wife came home with a 2/3 pound hunk.

                                        Wonder how bacon-wrapped pancetta would be?
                                         
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                                          Adjudicator

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                                          RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Fri, 01/12/07 7:59 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Tony Bad

                                          Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped scallops!


                                          Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped oysters!




                                           
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                                            roossy90

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                                            RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Wed, 01/17/07 3:28 PM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by fabulousoyster

                                            Bacon wrapped pitted prunes with some BBQ sauce basted on it is absolutely delicious.

                                            I love Prunes. I bet that would be really good!
                                             
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                                              John A

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                                              RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Wed, 01/17/07 5:31 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by roossy90

                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by fabulousoyster

                                              Bacon wrapped pitted prunes with some BBQ sauce basted on it is absolutely delicious.

                                              I love Prunes. I bet that would be really good!


                                              Kill two birds with one stone.

                                              John
                                               
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                                                dickestep

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                                                RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Fri, 03/16/07 4:31 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Adjudicator


                                                Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped oysters!

                                                I'll take an order of those, please, and a few dozen jumbo Gulf shrimp!
                                                 
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                                                  Sneetch

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                                                  RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Thu, 03/22/07 1:01 PM (permalink)
                                                  stuff a pitted date with a matchstick of chorizo sausage, wrap it in bacon, and broil it until bacon is crisp - amazing! (the original recipe calls for deep-frying too, but i could never bring myself to do it!)
                                                   
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                                                    salsailsa

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                                                    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Thu, 03/22/07 6:39 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Ashphalt

                                                    I needed 3 ounces of sliced pancetta the other day and my wife came home with a 2/3 pound hunk.

                                                    Wonder how bacon-wrapped pancetta would be?


                                                    I can see the flames now...
                                                     
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                                                      californyguy

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                                                      RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Thu, 03/22/07 7:10 PM (permalink)
                                                      Looks like hull brown drip plates you have the finished product on...I love hull brown drip - wonder if any others ou there collect that stuff
                                                       
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                                                        mayor al

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                                                        RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Thu, 03/22/07 9:43 PM (permalink)
                                                        We have managed to accumulate a bunch of the brown/drip plates and cups and oven-ware. Most of it from yardsales etc. The heavier pieces are stamped 'oven proof' on the bottom, the pieces like the two in the photo are not.
                                                         
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                                                          jerzeydawg

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                                                          RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Thu, 07/5/07 10:49 PM (permalink)
                                                          Bacon wrapped chicken cubes on skewers over hot coals. Unbeatable!
                                                           
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                                                            TwoJays

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                                                            RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats Thu, 07/5/07 11:49 PM (permalink)
                                                            A friend of mine once marinated chunks of swordfish in some Italian dressing, then wrapped the chunks w/ bacon and broiled them. Very tasty!

                                                            John
                                                            (the bacon at the breakfast buffet at the Hooters Hotel in Vegas is still a fond memory of my trip 15 months ago)
                                                             
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