Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Biscuits

Bacon…bacon …. You had me at bacon!

Now most people are trying to cut back on bacon but every once in a while it’s a great thing.

Some of the simplest things make the best meals, snacks, appetizers, and desserts. This is one of them.

I did this recipe from a blog or pintrest so the original is not mine….. If I could remember I would  give them the credit cause it awesome. 


All you need is 4 ingredients

1 can of biscuits

1 8 oz block of mozzarella cheese 

3/4 of a 16 oz bacon package

1 48oz bottle of oil 

Tools needed

Small fyer or 4 qt pot 

Knife

Cutting board

Toothpicks ( I had to improvise and use scewers) 

Directions 

Pour the oil in the fyer or pot and place on the medium high setting or the corresponding setting on the fyer.

Open the biscuit can and cut each into halves or doer that depending on how big you want them. 


Cut the cheese (no pun intended ) in to small blocks  and put in the middle of the biscuit dough.


Make them into round balls 


Take the bacon and depending on how much you want cut in half or leave whole … And wrap the biscuits with the bacon.


At this point you should put toothpicks through both sides but I didn’t have an so I used scewers. They are ready to fry.

Let it fry for about 5 minutes you need the inside to cook. It may look done like baked but the inside may still be raw. It will be a golden to a darker brown for the biscuit watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Everyone’s fryer/stove is different so you may want to test one to know how long you need to keep it in there. 


Now I know throught is for them to look perfect well …. They didn’t because I didn’t have toothpicks but I show you this because it may not look all that great but we ate them all!

I will say when I made them with shredded cheese instead I liked it better it cooked faster and was super cheesy.

Take this recipe make it your own. Cook the bacon and add inside instead of outside or both. Use cheddar instead of mozzarella. Serve with garlic aioli or a jalepeno tartar sauce. 

Possibilities are endless!

Enjoy :)!

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Chicken BOMB! 

It’s been a few weeks and honestly I was so bummed out that I couldn’t find the inspiration for anything new or creative to try. But today was a good day to try something new and kill it in the kitchen. If you like mild to hot, food this is for you . Although I have a small modification for people who don’t like spicy foods or can’t handle the heat at the end.

First this is not my original recipe, I did however make it to my taste. Remember cooking isn’t always about following a recipe it’s about making good food. We are not salt and pepper people unless it’s on a good porterhouse steak! So when I saw this post for Chicken Bombs from Skinny Momma on Facebook I wanted to dig in! And I am sure you will too.

Chicken Bombs

Ingredients 

  
4-5 nice size chicken breasts

4-5 jalepenos sliced in half and with seeds and ribs removed 

1-8 oz block of cream cheese (room temperature) 

3/4 cup of cheddar cheese

3/4 tsp of garlic powder

1-2 tsp of Goya Adobo 

20 slices of bacon 

2 tbls of honey barbecue sauce 

Tools Needed 

1 baking pan

1 knife

1 cutting board

1 bowl

1 spoon

1 fork 

Your oven 400 degrees 

Directions 

Take chicken breasts and remove fat and cut in half. Butterfly or cut a slit into the chicken breast. Season the chicken breast with the Adobo on both sides. Set aside.

    
Take the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and the garlic powder and mix together. Take the halved jalepenos and fill them in with the cheese mix.

  
   
 Take the jalepenos and place cheese side down in the middle of the chicken and roll the chicken around the jalepeno.

  
Take the bacon and wrap around the chicken.

  
Place in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until you see the bacon get crispy. Remove from the oven and drain the bacon fat. Cover each piece of chicken with the barbecue sauce and reduce the heat to 350 degrees and put the chicken bombs back into the oven for an additional ten minutes.

  
Remove and let sit for 5 minutes and serve !

  
*If you do not like the heat. Put the cheese mix directly on the chicken and roll chicken and then wrap in the bacon.*


This is sooooo good !!!! 


Enjoy!

Ericka 

Texas Fries at home

So if you have been to Chili’s you know the name Texas fries. It’s great appetizer that comes in a hot cast iron plate cheesy and spicy ….

I started making this at home a little under  2 years ago when money was tight and then I unfortunately (fortunately) was laid off. Since there was no more splurge funds we had to make due with what had and couldn’t get one of our usual Friday or Saturday night meals. 

Since I started making it…. this is another simple dish that my family asks for football game food or like today to each with a nice steak. 

Ingredients 

2 1/2 cups of mild cheddar cheese

32 once bag of Ore Ida Crinkle Fries

8oz of Ranch Dressing

16 oz of Bacon

2 tablespoons of jalepenos (more/less as desired)

Oil for your fryer or pan (I used a pan)

Salt for the fries (to taste)

  
Tools

Deep Fryer or deep pan for frying 

Plate 

10 inch cast iron pan

Paper towels 

Directions 

In your fryer (I used my pan this time) place fries in batches. Smaller batches will help it cook quick and to stay crisper.

   
 At the same time on a plate with paper towels add the bacon in strips. Use your microwave and cook on high for 6 minutes or until crispy. This will help get rid of a lot of fat while staying super crispy. 

  
Next grab your cast iron pan, the cheese, ranch and jalepenos. And start layering with cheese, crumbled bacon, and ranch at the bottom. Then adding fries and then layering again cheese, bacon and ranch dressing and this time adding jalepenos spread out over it. Keep layering until the fries run out. On the last layer  I add more cheese, bacon , ranch and jalepenos. 

   
   
Place in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

   
 Serve right from the cast iron pan.

Simple, easy and delicious. 

This is a very versitile type recipe. If you don’t eat bacon, use turkey bacon or use chicken breast instead or mix the cheese to pepper jack or Monterey Jack and colby. You can use just about any type potato too … Tater tots, wedges, shoestring. The only thing I would not change is the ranch dressing , I have yet to find a better or comperable replacement.

Enjoy !
Ericka