Saturday, February 19, 2011

Awesome finger food

So a couple weeks ago for the UFC event, I had a few people over. Being a good host, I decided to make some tasty finger foods. Having seen a delicious and simple recipe for bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed jalapeños on reddit, I knew I had to make them. I also found won-ton wrappers at my grocery store, and decided to expand on a genius idea my room mate and I had last time we made egg rolls: Cookie dough spring rolls!

Both were pretty easy to make, but rolling up the spring rolls was pretty time consuming.

Bacon-Ranch Jalapeños

Ingredients:

  • 8 Jalapenos
  • 1 mini tub of cream cheese (I used cream cheese dip, ranch flavoured
  • 16 strips of bacon
  1. Drop toothpicks into a bit of water. This will prevent the toothpicks from burning in the oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F
  3. Cut ends off jalapeños, then cut in half, lengthwise. Clean out seeds and veins.
  4. Put about 2tsp of cream cheese in a jalapeño half, wrap with a strip of bacon, and stick a toothpick through the side to hold it in place
  5. Optional: Sprinkle cheddar on top of jalapeños
  6. Place jalapeños on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. If you want crispier bacon, place the jalapeños on a wire tray.
  7. Oven-ate for 25-40 minutes, checking periodically
  8. When bacon is crisp, remove from oven and place on a plate using tongs.
  9. Allow to cool for a few minutes, and enjoy!
I had a bit of cheese leakage... Not that anyone minded.

Makes 16 poppers, but the recipe can easily be multiplied to any amount of poppers. Try using different cream cheeses, mixing in soy sauce, parmesan, pepperoni, or anything you can think of.

Cookie Dough Spring Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube of [chocolate chip] cookie dough
  • 1 pack of won-ton or spring roll wrappers
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups of vegetable or canola oil
  1. Start by peeling the wrappers apart by the corner, and placing in a pile. cover to prevent the sheets from drying out.
  2. Grab a single sheet and place it in front of you, corner pointing towards you.
  3. Depending on whether you're using won-ton or spring roll wrappers, grab 2 tsp-2 tbsp of cookie dough and place on the sheet, just short of the mid-way point.
  4. Put the corner nearest you over the dough, and roll forward, until you're halfway up the sheet. Fold the two side corners in, on top of the roll, and fold over.
  5. When there is only a half roll left in the sheet, put a dab of the egg on the sheet to act as a sort of glue, then finish wrapping.
  6. Place on a plate, glued end down, and repeat the above steps above until you either run out of cookie dough, or wrappers. I happened to used exactly one tube of dough and one pack of wrappers.
  7. Heat oil in wok on medium-high or until ~300-350 degrees Fahrenheit. A simple check is to dip the corner of a spring roll into the oil; it should start to bubble within a few seconds.
  8. Place a couple rolled spring rolls into the oil, and fry for a couple minutes, ensuring to turn the rolls so they are cooked evenly. Don't add too many rolls at once as this can cool down the oil.
  9. When done, use tongs or a slotted spoon to move the finished spring rolls onto a plate covered in paper towel.
  10. Allow to cool for at least a couple minutes, and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. those things are delish. And I didn't know you own a leopard print long sleeve! rawr!

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