So I'm looking in my pantry, searching my freezer and pulling my hair out trying to figure it out.
I had some lovely Hoagie rolls in the freezer, as well as some chicken and then there were the club crackers in the pantry. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Sigh...
I kept trying to make those three ingredients go together, but nothing gelled. We don't eat Club Crackers that often, but I had heard of this appetizer that incorporates Club Crackers, bacon and Parmesan Cheese.
I mean bacon, where do you go wrong with bacon?
So I decided to make these Bacon and Club Cracker Appetizers. They're a little labor intensive cause you have to wrap each one of those crackers with bacon, but OMG, they are so worth it.
You wouldn't believe how good my kitchen smelled. I did make extra for tasting purposes only, you understand. Well, gee, you make a new recipe you have to taste it, doncha?
Here's the how-to's:
Unwrap the crackers and place them on a large baking sheet. I used most of one sleeve.
Then top each one of the crackers with a teaspoon, even a heaping teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Then take out your package or in my case, two packages of thinly sliced bacon. I'm making these for a crowd. And as I said, I needed a few extra for tasting purposes.
Cut the package of bacon in half, crosswise, then peel off a slice and wrap the cracker very carefully, making sure that the cheese stays mostly on the cracker and that the bacon folds around it, all around it. Just like this;
Place on a rack on a backing sheet, then place in 250 degree oven for 2 hours. YUP, two hours. Take out and serve. Or in my case take out and transport immediately to the party.
And there they are, at least for a few minutes before they were eaten.