Bacon-Wrapped Treats

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2007/01/07 20:22:01 (permalink)

Bacon-Wrapped Treats


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 2007/01/08 00:35:00 (permalink)
    Lovely lovely lovely
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 01:26:38 (permalink)
    Looks pretty darned good to me! Where are the chicken livers?
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 05:13:27 (permalink)
    It looks goood!.
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 06:31:57 (permalink)
    sounds great even at 5am!!!
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 07:03:41 (permalink)
    Everything tastes better with bacon. Chow Jim
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 07:31:35 (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
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 07:48:00 (permalink)
    Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped scallops!
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 08:00:05 (permalink)
    Looking good, anything with bacon works for me.


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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 09:04:26 (permalink)
    Bacon wrapped pitted prunes with some BBQ sauce basted on it is absolutely delicious.
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 11:17:09 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 18:20:29 (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!
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 18:42:33 (permalink)
    Nice job Al. Sounds like a good food adventure.

    That would have been an entire dinner for me.

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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 20:24:41 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 12:34:27 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 13:06:35 (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 2007/01/09 13:42:38 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 17:44:17 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/10 10:28:48 (permalink)
    Yum, yum, bacon, bacon, bacon.
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/10 10:54:29 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/12 19:59:17 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/17 15:28:21 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/17 17:31:19 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/16 16:31:00 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 13:01:38 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 18:39:03 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 19:10:59 (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 2007/03/22 21:43:13 (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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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/07/05 22:49:17 (permalink)
    Bacon wrapped chicken cubes on skewers over hot coals. Unbeatable!
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    RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/07/05 23:49:47 (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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