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