Monday, October 29, 2012
Party Appetizer #1: Bacon Wrapped Dates
-About 30/40 sticky dates (better with seeds, they tend to be fresher than the deseeded ones)
-Cream cheese (the one you prefer, Philadelphia works just fine)
-Bacon strips (if you're going to cook about 40 dates you will need 20 long bacon strips)
-Grated parmigiano or mozzarella cheese.
This recipe is pretty easy and it is usually a blast at dinners and home parties. First of all, you will have to take the seeds out of the dates (unless you decided to buy already deseeded ones, which is fair enough).
Once you have all your dates deseeded, take some cream cheese with the pointy edge of a knife and fill the dates (don't put too much, you fatty). Now it's time to wrap your dates. Take all the bacon strips, place them all on top of each other, and cut them in half. Wrap the dates with the half strips and place them in lines on a baking tray.
Finally, sprinkle some black pepper (if you feel like going spicy) and some parmigiano or mozzarella cheese on top of the wrapped dates. Let them cook for about 20-30 minutes at 180ºCelsius or until they look golden brown and crispy.
Let them cool for a bit and serve them on the same tray with some tooth sticks. Your friends will go crazy 200% sure!!