Patti (whipartist) wrote,

Why I could never be a vegetarian


Whole medjool dates
Goat cheese

Remove pits from dates and cut each one in half lengthwise. Cut bacon strips in thirds. Stuff each date-half with a little bit of goat cheese, fold in half lengthwise, wrap with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.

Bake in a 475 degre oven for 5-7 minutes until things are starting to get crisp. Remove from oven, turn the dates over, and then bake for another 5-7 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. This happens pretty slowly in my oven.

I've seen lots of variations on this-- the Epicurious recipe uses parmesan and whole dates, but I found that didn't work very well. Parmesan just doesn't work well, whole dates are too sweet, and 10 minutes was wildly insufficient. I've also had a version that uses smaller dates and stuffs them with chorizo.
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