Originally Posted by betterthanabox
I got a gift basket for Christmas that had about 6 pounds of bacon.
I am just about out of ideas for ways to use it and am hoping for some help. Besides frying some up what can I do with it? I have a lot of odds and ends around my house, so any ideas would be well appreciated!
Something I enjoyed making at the restaurant is bacon wrapped shrimp. Thaw some medium/large shrimp, cut your bacon strip into 1/3s, wrap a chunk of bacon around the head-end, shove a toothpick through it all, toss in bread crumbs, and fry em up!
they take around 1 minute in a deep fryer/fry daddy type cooker. The end result is a nice light breading and an interesting flavor mix. nice for party snacks/cocktail munchies/poker game.
tips: goes better with cocktail sauce than tartar
precooked shrimp will remain the same size through the frying process, and because the bacon cooks so quickly, precooked shrimp alleviates the worry of trying to cook the shrimp completely while not burning the bacon :)
I season my breadcrumbs with lemon pepper, a bit of cayenne, chili powder, season salt, garlic/onion powder.
Please drop some feedback if you decide to try this (although I know shrimp is spendy right now so most of us are avoiding it)