Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This recipe, while new to me, was popular several years ago. I've seen it in many places but I wanted to credit the correct source before using it here. It took a bit of searching and some back -tracing but I was able to identify Bon Appetit magazine as the place it originally appeared. These breadsticks appealed to me because they are really simple to make and I thought they'd be a wonderful addition to a game day spread. If you like bacon, I suspect you'll love these. There are a couple of tricks to making this a nosh that everyone will enjoy. You'll need to use a good quality bacon and exercise some judgment when it comes to baking it. I baked my breadsticks for 10 minutes longer than the time suggested in the recipe to assure the bacon was properly cooked. Once you take them from the oven, you'll want to move and roll them around so they don't stick to the racks as they cool. This is tricky because they'll be soft, but they'll firm up again as they cool. I suggest making these several hours before you plan to serve them. We were of two minds when it came to these. The Silver Fox, who loves bacon, thought they were great. Me? Maybe not so much. If you are looking for easy snack for game day these are worth a try. Here's the recipe.

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Breadsticks...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons chili powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
12 slices thin cut bacon
24 long thin breadsticks (grissini)

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Combine brown sugar and chili powder and optional cayenne in a shallow pan; set aside.
3) Cut bacon in half lengthwise. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each breadstick barber pole style. Roll each bread stick in brown-sugar mixture. Place bread sticks in a single layer on a cooling rack. Place rack on a foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
4) Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve at room temperature. Yield: 24 breadsticks.









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33 comments:

Pondside said...

I'd say it's definitely a man treat - I don't know a man who wouldn't love it!

Pure Complex said...

I am such a bacon person and I think these bacon wrapped bread-sticks look absolutely amazing. This is the perfect treat

Alviana Kalin said...

Oh my God this looks nice! btw, I'm new in this food blogging world, and I'd like to learn a lot from you. care to follow each other? :)

viethefoodamateur

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Any thing with bacon had to be good and these look delicious. Have a good weekend. Diane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They do look like fun game day food! Happy Weekend Mary:@)

bellini said...

Bacon never goes out of style.

Carol at Serendipity said...

I know my Jack would love these. I will save this one for the next event with more friends. These would be a marvelous treat to take to a party, too.

Carol

Rita said...

These would be a hit at our place; they are so cute.
Rita

retete- ina said...

this looks nice,have nice day

ImSoVintage said...

I don't eat bacon, but I know some people who would love these. I'll pass it on to them. Have a wonderful day.
Laura

Becki's Whole Life said...

I appreciate your honesty, Mary. They do look good, but I can understand why you might not be thrilled with them. Last year I made those bacon chicken bites and everyone raved about them, but I just thought they were so so. These do look yummy though - especially with the sweet and spicy flavors.

Rosemary said...

It will be a small crowd of four watching the Super Bowl here -- more bacon bread sticks for all!

BeetleBuggy said...

Though I've never had them before, I have a feeling I'll second Silver Fox's thoughts. I love anything bacon! :)

Valerie said...

These look scrumptious! I confess that bacon is the only thing preventing me from being a vegetarian...and this is why. :D

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hai Mary,
questa ricetta sembra essere proprio buona.
La voglio provare.
Buona giornata.
Come stai ?
Baci ed abbracci Myriam :))

JasmyneTea said...

I can see how you'd have to use a good quality bacon, but it would be interesting to make for a party or something. Hope you have a great weekend!

Nicole said...

I've never seen a treat like this either, but I happen to love bacon, so I think I'd really enjoy them. They'd without a doubt be a hit in my family, too (lots of bacon lovers!). Thanks for sharing, Mary.

Leslie said...

Ohhh< I haven't seen these yet. Easy and yummy and I am sure they are a huge crowd pleaser

Barbara said...

Those are such fun, Mary, and presented perfectly. Great football fare. I can't help it, I love bacon!
Hope things are progressing nicely at your house. Thinking about you!

David said...

Mary, I'm sure that these bacon wrapped breadsticks must be illegal in some states! My doctor would freak out...but, as we all know, bacon makes it better. I'm siding with the Silver Fox! Great recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Patty said...

Girl after my own heart! This looks so tasty!!

Ginny said...

What could be better than bread and bacon? And so easy!! I have never heard of or seen these before!

Priya said...

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting breadsticks.

Jane said...

Bacon, chilli and cayenne? That would be a hit with my family!
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Coleen said...

I think Picky-picky husband would even love these!!

Pam said...

I think I'd have to agree with the silver fox! Yum!

Jenn said...

I am pretty sure I could eat all of those, and still want more!!

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

awesome....cant wait to try these out with all my meat eating pals...everyone loves bacon right???

xoxo from Trinidad

The Harried Cook said...

I'm totally a bacon person and I think I'm going to have to agree with the Silver Fox on this one :) Thanks for sharing!

bam's Kitchen said...

Bacon it is like one of the main food groups right? My teenage boys would eat this in seconds. BAM

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Oh, my gosh. These look insane!

Tiffanee said...

Oh WOW! I think I'm in love! My family would go crazy over this!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is a great way to jazz up bread sticks. Love the idea!

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