Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bacon Cheese Twisty Things

My mom loved to throw parties when I was a child.  I remember her making these and some chicken/bacon pinwheels that were really good (I wish I could remember what was involved with making those).  I got to help out with these and they are super-simple to make.  The preparation process takes maybe 15 minutes and then you just toss them into the oven to bake low and slow.  These are delicious and almost effortless.  Even better, if you still need to come up with something to bring to your Superbowl party tonight, you still have time to make these!  Here's how:
Cast of characters:  Bacon, Parmesan cheese, and club crackers (Seriously, that's it!)
Cut the slabs of bacon in half.  I need lots of twisty things, so I'm using two pounds of bacon.
Arrange the club crackers on a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.  You want the bacon grease to fall away as it cooks so the bacon will crisp up.

Scoop out the Parmesan cheese.  I use a teaspoon. 

Spoon it right on top of the club crackers.  It doesn't have to be perfect.
Some assembly required.  Pick up a cracker
wrap the bacon around from one end. . .
. . . to the other.
Repeat the whole wrapping thing until you run out of bacon or crackers or cheese.
Bake these guys at 250° for 2-3 hours.  Here they are after just one hour.
And here they are all done after three hours!  The ones on top were made with bacon that was a little thicker.  I prefer my twisty things with crispy bacon, but I'm being equal opportunity for the party.
I'm guessing you don't really need a recipe, so I'm not going to spend the time creating a printable one.

Bacon Cheese Twisty Things
Parmesan Cheese
Club Crackers  

Cooking Instructions:
Preheat oven to 250°.  Arrange crackers on top of a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.  Spoon Parmesan cheese over the crackers, about 1 teaspoon per cracker give or take.  Cut the bacon in half.  Pick up one of the crackers with cheese and wrap the bacon around the cracker, doing as best you can to cover both ends.  Once you run out of ingredients or have enough twisty things, put your full baking sheet(s) in the oven.  Allow to cook a minimum of 2 hours, but they will probably take more like 3 hours. 


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe! They look delicious and dangerous at the same time!