2 hours ago
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Isn't everything better with bacon?
What is this dried little brown thing anyway?
It's not what you think it is. Get your mind out of the toilet.
It is a Medjool date. The best, plumpest dates you will ever eat. Grown in California, but named after a Mediterranean variety.
I guess this goes with my love of figs, I also love dates.
Since I had so much goat cheese from my cheese contest win, I decided to stuff something with them, so why not a date?
Try and find the Medjool variety, because they are larger in size and are better for stuffing.
Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon: how bad can this be?
Medjool dates (remove the pits by making a small slit in each date and popping out the pit).
a small log of goat cheese (soft chevre)
a few slices of LEAN bacon, cut in half and sliced into strips
After removing the pits from the dates, with a small knife, spread a small amount of goat cheese in the middle of each date and press together.
Now wrap a strip of bacon around each date and place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 425F for about 15-20 minutes until the bacon is crisp.
Remove with a thin spatula and drain on paper towels.
These are best served warm, however, they can be made an hour ahead and kept out at room temperature.