A praline bacon appetizer, side or cheese
Here’s something special to make for a lover of bacon and blue cheese—two popular ingredients found together in a Cobb Salad.
The praline-crusted bacon with its peppery kick contrasts with the creamy saltiness of blue cheese. The mouthfeel is unforgettably lush and the flavor is addictive.
Serve it as an appetizer, as a cheese course after the main course, or as a sophisticated side with breakfast eggs.
BLUE CHEESE WITH PRALINE BACON
*If pepper bacon is not available, add two tablespoons of fresh coarse-ground black pepper to the praline mixture.
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Combine all ingredients but the bacon in a wide, shallow dish. Dip and press each slice of bacon in the praline mixture on both sides.
3. Lay bacon strips on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle additional praline mixture over the bacon slices in the pan.
4. Roast the bacon until the fat begins to render, about 6 minutes. Rotate the pan front-to-back and continue roasting until the bacon is crisp and brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
5. Remove, cool and break or cut bacon into bite-sized pieces. Serve warm or room temperature with the blue cheese and optional garnish.
This recipe is courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
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