Bacon, Bacon, Bacon Extravaganza…Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Fries

 

After baking on a foil-lined tray for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees, these were ready to serve.  Be warned, though, due to the high fat content of the avocado, they stayed HOT for quite a while!!  Enjoy!

After baking on a foil-lined tray for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees, these were ready to serve. Be warned, though, due to the high fat content of the avocado, they stayed HOT for quite a while!! Enjoy!

It was a bacon extravaganza last night.  Almost as if on a dare….a group of friends got together to see how many bacon-wrapped goodies they thought they could put together on a Saturday night.   I was not in charge of cooking here, merely an innocent bystander.

I have to say though, that the bacon-wrapped avocado fries were my favorite. I didn’t get to try the egg cups, but they looked absolutely beautiful.   Once the bacon cups themselves were assembled are partially pre-cooked, they held the eggs until ready for the oven.  Also, several guests would have preferred having just scrambled eggs in the bacon eggs, which would be a fun thing to do for this upcoming Easter.

The least favorite?  The balsamic-coated bacon-wrapped strawberries.  Not because the flavors aren’t a match made in heaven (they are!), but because in the time it took to cook the bacon, the strawberries had melted to nothing, thus losing much of their flavor.  A thinner, cheaper cut of bacon maybe, or even the (I can’t believe I’m promoting this) pre-cooked bacon would have resulted in a better balanced result.  Since I doubt we’ll be doing this anytime soon, we may never know!

 

Little smokies wrapped in bacon and rolled in brown sugar.  The brown sugar melted off, so, they re-rolled it in more sugar after baking.  WARNING:  Highly addictive!!

Little smokies wrapped in bacon and rolled in brown sugar. The brown sugar melted off, so, they re-rolled it in more sugar after baking. WARNING: Highly addictive!!

 

See the sugar melting into the tray underneath?  We weren't sure just how much would melt off.  Pretty much all of it.

See the sugar melting into the tray underneath? We weren’t sure just how much would melt off. Pretty much all of it.

 

Bacon-wrapped smokies, freshly sprinkled with a little more brown sugar.  WARNING:  Highly addictive!!!

Bacon-wrapped smokies, freshly sprinkled with a little more brown sugar. WARNING: Highly addictive!!!

 

Bacon-wrapped strawberries, anchored with a toothpick.

Bacon-wrapped strawberries, anchored with a toothpick.

 

About halfway cooked, adding a little Balsamic vinegar over the berries.  The berries still look plump here.

About halfway cooked, adding a little Balsamic vinegar over the berries. The berries still look plump here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the time the bacon was done enough, the strawberries had pretty much melted away.  I'm sure the juice in the pan was delicious- berry juice, bacon fat, and reduced balsamic vinegar.  How good would that be on top of  some baby lettuce?

By the time the bacon was done enough, the strawberries had pretty much melted away. I’m sure the juice in the pan was delicious- berry juice, bacon fat, and reduced balsamic vinegar. How good would that have been on top of some tender lettuce?

 

When the hostess is drinking martinis, only a martini glass will do to pour in the eggs.

When the hostess is drinking martinis, only a martini glass will do to pour in the eggs.

 

Ready for the oven.  There is a bread round on the bottom, and partially cooked bacon around the sides and on top of the bread round.

Ready for the oven. There is a bread round on the bottom, and partially cooked bacon around the sides and on top of the bread round.

 

Thanks to the force of the bacon cup, there was no problem removing these Eggs-in-Bacon-Cups from the muffin tins.  The eggs were cooked over-easy.  Several guests would have preferred the bacon cups to be filled with simple scrambled eggs.

Thanks to the force of the bacon cup, there was no problem removing these Eggs-in-Bacon-Cups from the muffin tins. The eggs were cooked over-easy. Several guests would have preferred the bacon cups to be filled with simple scrambled eggs, which would be a fun thing to do for this upcoming Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, the avocado!  One perfectly ripe avocado straight from the store.  Who gets that lucky?

And, the avocado! One perfectly ripe avocado straight from the store. Who gets that lucky?

Each wedge gets a half a bacon slice wrapped around; no toothpick is required.  A little seasoning here is a good idea- Cajun, Adobo, or just some fresh ground black pepper.

Each wedge gets a half a bacon slice wrapped around; no toothpick is required. A little seasoning here is a good idea- Cajun, Adobo, or just some fresh ground black pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After baking on a foil-lined tray for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees, these were ready to serve.  Be warned, though, due to the high fat content of the avocado, they stayed HOT for quite a while!!  Enjoy!

After baking on a foil-lined tray for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees, these were ready to serve. Be warned, though, due to the high fat content of the avocado, they stayed HOT for quite a while!! Enjoy!

 

And there you have it.

My husband and our friends’ bacon extravaganza!!!  I must say I enjoyed it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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