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1 February, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Saltine Snacks

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If you are fortunate and travel the country you’ll discover regional cooking that both surprises and delights the taste buds. Given identical ingredients local food culture evolves to produce different results. Visiting friends in the Macon, GA area I was presented with a tasty bacon wrapped cracker that was delicious.  Two ingredients combined in a way I’d never thought of. I asked the hostess about them she graciously replied: “CB, it’s a Southern thing.”


Bacon Wrapped Saltines

Bacon Wrapped Saltine Snacks

When it comes to cooking I am an advocate of simple. Simple ingredients, preparation, cooking technique and service.  I like to concentrate on the flavors of the ingredients and don’t make a big fuss changing the inherent goodness with spices and flavors that overwhelm.  When it comes to barbeque I’m just not all about rubs and such – I like the flavor of the meat, the smoke and maybe a simple glaze or sauce on-the-side.  So when it comes to making an appetizer for a large group I am pretty much gonna find CB’s EZ route to cooking that will make them happy. This appetizer just couldn’t be any more simple.  There are two ingredients. One is purchased prepared and the other just needs a little coaxing to celebrate it’s tasty self.

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The first time I had these was at the home of friends in Macon, GA. I asked where the idea came from and my hostess replied: "It's a Southern thing."
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Recipe type: Appetizer Snack
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: n/a
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of smokey thin-sliced bacon – with lotsa meat showing
  • A couple of sleeves of saltine crackers
Instructions
  1. Cut the bacon strips in half at the middle of the strips
  2. Wrap the half-sliced around individual saltines
  3. Place on baking sheet and into oven at about 350°F – 375°F degrees and cook until bacon is crisped to your liking
  4. Remove and serve in basket or trays. Hot is good, Warm is just fine and even cold is tasty. (It’s bacon!)
  5. Once you get the hang of it you can go all "fancy" and brush on some sauce during the final few minutes of cooking - some suggestions are BBQ sauce, maple syrup, teriyaki sauce, hot pepper jelly - or our favorite... grape jelly.

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