In my Facebook news feed I saw an idea for Bacon Pickle wraps. They sounded interesting. I thought I’d pick up some bacon the next time I was in town and give them a try. They were super easy so, why not give them a try. In the summer I don’t cook a lot of potatoes and heavier meals. Supper is often a burger and a salad. I thought these would be perfect to add as an appetizer for a light meal.
There really isn’t a recipe. I just wrapped the bacon around the pickle and cooked it in the oven until the bacon was done.
So the verdict… meh. Hubby and I both decided we like our pickles cold and crisp and we like our bacon hot and crisp. I likely won’t make them again…but Kalissa, she loved them and will likely make them again. It’s all a matter of taste I guess.
When I was at the store buying the bacon I about had a heart attack. $5.99 for a pound of bacon?!?! I didn’t know bacon price had gotten so high. I have to marvel at what advertising and publicity do to such a lowly product. For those of you who don’t know bacon is the a product of the under belly of a pig. For the most part, as far as meat quality goes, it’s worthless. I think long ago, people came up with the idea of bacon as a means of not wasting any of the pig. Years ago, bacon was fairly inexpensive but the food industry has made bacon a staple product. How many things aren’t bacon/chicken/ranch flavored? How many dishes have bacon sprinkled over the top? Growing up bacon was primarily a breakfast food and occasionally on a burger or for a BLT. Besides that, bacon wasn’t really used. Now days bacon is everywhere.
Along the same lines, years ago when Hubby and I were first married chicken wings were dirt cheap. We didn’t have a lot of money. We’d be invited somewhere and I could buy 20 chicken wings for $2. I’d make BBQ wings and take them whenever we were getting together with friends. Everyone loved them and they were always a hit. Now days…chicken wings are expensive. Again, industry took an undesired piece of meat and made it into something that is now SUPER popular. Back then, there was no such thing as “wing night”.
I’ve explained this to my kids before and they all look at me a little strange. They can’t imagine life without bacon flavored EVERYTHING..or wings. Can you think of other foods that have really changed over the years? I’d love to share the list with my kids.
As far as the bacon wrapped pickles go…try them. I’d to know if you’re on Kalissa’s side and love them or me and Hubby and can live without them.