Thursday, February 7, 2008

Friday Food Fest IV

I'm giving you a quickie today since Im busy, busy, busy!

An Apetizer that I absolutely love love love! It incorporates two of my favorite things, Bacon and Mushrooms...YUM!

Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms

Recipe Ingredience

25 slices bacon or more if you like :)
30- 50 mushrooms depending on the size

Recipe Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Cut bacon strips in half (Its easiest to do this when the bacon is still slightly frozen and just cut right through the middle of the pack)

Depending on the size of your mushrooms, you can choose to cut them in half or leave them whole. I normally use the button type mushrooms they sell over at Joeten in the little blue styrofoam. Sometimes I get some that are so big, i break the stem off and chop the top in half and I end up with three peiced to wrap. Most of the time, I pop the stem off, wrap it and then wrap the whole top part and end up with two pieces. It's really up to you. But whatever you decided Don't make the mushroom too small. You want a nice juicy chunk of mushroom in there and the mushroom shrinks considerably when cooked!

Wrap each mushroom with a strip of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Arrange the mushrooms on a medium baking sheet.

Bake approximately 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bacon is evenly brown.

Serve hot.

I normally make this dish as an appetizer at family gatherings. Everyone in my family loves it and half of it usually dissapears before it even reaches the table, so make sure to make plenty!

Bon Appetit!


bigsoxfan said...

Nice presentation. I would save "lovely" but I'm a guy. I would venture a simply fabulous, however. I've done chile's stuffed with cheese, marinated shrimp, oysters, scallops, chunks of shark, and (my favorite) whole water chesnuts. I haven't tried mushrooms yet, but it is on the list, once the less salted polish bacon hits the market again. Erdene is big on mushrooms and they are available, here. Thanks for yet another, simply fabulous recipe.

glend558 said...

JUST CHECKING... Are you still on your diet? Tee he

bigsoxfan said...

Broccili wrapped in Bacon, smothered in Velveeta cheese sauce. Now, that is a diet. Or, sausage wrapped in Bacon, with a side of melted butter. But, the Simpsons did that one first. "But Dad, My heart hurts" "Shut up, Boy and pass the butter".

Shazam said...

We enjoy reading your blog! keep up the good writing!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Everything is better when it's wrapped in bacon.

scubatripp said...

Or bacon salt!

bigsoxfan said...

You won't believe this one. Deep fried bacon burger. Burpp.

Tamara said...

Glen, Noooooooo! Im so bad! I went off it after about a month and I haven't gone back on...I just can't seem to stick to it...but I need to now
more than ever! I was running out of breathe trying to keep up with my kids on Guam..not good!


Shazam, Thanks! I will have to check out your blog and link you!