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Smoked Bacon Lollipops

It’s the season of comfort foods and what is truly more comforting than well…bacon? This appetizer is one that won’t make it far from the kitchen and is a definite crowd-pleaser…that’s if you even decide to share it!

Check-out Deerhurst Resort’s Executive Chef David Bakker’s recipe for Smoked Bacon Lollipops.

What you need:

  • 4 pc double smoked bacon, rind removed, trimmed to 1 inch thickness and 4 inch length
  • 2 Tblsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tblsp chopped peanuts
  • 2 Tbslp crushed pretzels
  • To taste sriracha hot sauce
  • Frisée, seedlings, roasted cherry tomatoes for garnish

Directions:

Skewer each piece of bacon with a bamboo skewer that has been soaked in water for 20 minutes.

Generously drench each skewered piece of bacon with maple syrup, and roast in the oven at 350 F until the bacon is cooked, and the maple syrup is tacky and beginning to caramelize. NOTE: If it looks dry, apply more maple syrup.

While still hot press the bacon on both sides into the pretzels and peanuts, it will stick to the “lollipops”

Garnish with frisée lettuce, seedlings, roasted cherry tomatoes, and serve Sriracha hot sauce on the side.

Enjoy…and try not to eat too many!

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Posted January 2017 by Ainsley Theis.