Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates

bacon wrapped dates
Not a low fat offering but what a yummy combo!  Dates filled with cream and blue cheese then wrapped with bacon.
Prep Time: 15 minures
Recipe By: Mezé Executive Chef Antony
  • Prep20 min |
  • Total23 min |
  • Serves2 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

In a small bowl blend both cheeses well. Make 8 small cheese balls (marble size) in oval shape. Roll each cheese ball in the garlic herb bread crumbs (cover cheese balls completely with bread crumbs). Refrigerate until firm.

Remove the pit from the dates by butterflying the dates. Do not cut through the dates all the way. Once the pit is removed, stuff the dates with cheese balls and close. Make sure the dates close all the way and seal. If not, make the cheese balls smaller.

Wrap the bacon all around the date (stretching the bacon while rolling it around the dates). Secure bacon with a tooth pick by inserting it through the date. Set aside.

In a small pot heat the vegetable oil to 450 degrees or until the oil is hot (but not smoking). Fry dates all around until bacon is crisp (but not burnt). This should take about 2 minutes. Remove dates from oil and let cool.

Dates should be soft to the touch. If not, pop the dates in the microwave for 15 seconds. Dry with paper towels and serve

If you love dates, try our old fashioned Date Bars recipe.

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