Bacon-Wrapped Treats

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mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
2007/01/07 20:22:01

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.!!
Pwingsx
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 00:35:00
Lovely lovely lovely
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 01:26:38
Looks pretty darned good to me! Where are the chicken livers?
mr chips
Filet Mignon
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 05:13:27
It looks goood!.
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 06:31:57
sounds great even at 5am!!!
Jimeats
Filet Mignon
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 07:03:41
Everything tastes better with bacon. Chow Jim
doggydaddy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 07:31:35
===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.

mark





















Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 07:48:00
Looks real good, although you left off my favorite, bacon wrapped scallops!
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 08:00:05
Looking good, anything with bacon works for me.


John
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 09:04:26
Bacon wrapped pitted prunes with some BBQ sauce basted on it is absolutely delicious.
packerwmn
Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 11:17:09
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.
desertdog
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 18:20:29
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!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 18:42:33
Nice job Al. Sounds like a good food adventure.

That would have been an entire dinner for me.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/08 20:24:41
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
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 12:34:27

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

Paul- That, with some steamed veggies WAS the whole dinner!
Big Ugly Mich
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 13:06:35
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.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 13:42:38

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!
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/09 17:44:17
Bason wrapped Lobster is a favorite of mine.
Friend of mine always did some at Christmas time.
Yum, Nice Pics Al!
SassyGritsAL
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/10 10:28:48
Yum, yum, bacon, bacon, bacon.
Ashphalt
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/10 10:54:29
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?
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/12 19:59:17
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!




roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/17 15:28:21
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!
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/01/17 17:31:19
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
dickestep
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/16 16:31:00
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!
Sneetch
Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 13:01:38
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!)
salsailsa
Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 18:39:03
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...
californyguy
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 19:10:59
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
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/03/22 21:43:13
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.
jerzeydawg
Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/07/05 22:49:17
Bacon wrapped chicken cubes on skewers over hot coals. Unbeatable!
TwoJays
Cheeseburger
RE: Bacon-Wrapped Treats 2007/07/05 23:49:47
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)