Bacon-Wrapped Treats

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mayor al
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Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Sun, 01/7/07 8:22 PM
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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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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Mon, 01/8/07 12:35 AM
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Lovely lovely lovely

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

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

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

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

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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Mon, 01/8/07 7:31 AM
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===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 - Mon, 01/8/07 7:48 AM
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Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped scallops!

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


John

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

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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Mon, 01/8/07 11:17 AM
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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 - Mon, 01/8/07 6:20 PM
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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 - Mon, 01/8/07 6:42 PM
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Nice job Al. Sounds like a good food adventure.

That would have been an entire dinner for me.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Mon, 01/8/07 8:24 PM
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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 - Tue, 01/9/07 12:34 PM
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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 - Tue, 01/9/07 1:06 PM
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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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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Tue, 01/9/07 1:42 PM
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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 - Tue, 01/9/07 5:44 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/10/07 10:28 AM
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Yum, yum, bacon, bacon, bacon.

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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Wed, 01/10/07 10:54 AM
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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 - Fri, 01/12/07 7:59 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/17/07 3:28 PM
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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 - Wed, 01/17/07 5:31 PM
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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 - Fri, 03/16/07 4:31 PM
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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 - Thu, 03/22/07 1:01 PM
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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 - Thu, 03/22/07 6:39 PM
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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 - Thu, 03/22/07 7:10 PM
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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

mayor al
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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Thu, 03/22/07 9:43 PM
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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 - Thu, 07/5/07 10:49 PM
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Bacon wrapped chicken cubes on skewers over hot coals. Unbeatable!

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RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats - Thu, 07/5/07 11:49 PM
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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)