Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bacon Cream Cheese Balls

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I've seen a few variations on cream cheese balls, and I'm not sure what might be original or not - all I know is I was pretty sceptical. After consulting my Twitter friends, and having been assured that yes, they are indeed tasty, I decided to try it. And I remained sceptical while making them - they're a bit messy, as cream cheese doesn't lend itself well to rolling - but then I served them... and they were a hit. A huge hit. I even liked them myself.

Well, at least the bacon version. The cheez doodle version - it was ok, but not as good as the ones with bacon.

Oh, and it's a pretty good idea to serve these on toothpicks, to to avoid messy hands.

Bacon Cream Cheese Balls
about 25

200 g cream cheese
10 dried apricots, finely chopped
4 tbsp toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes

150 g bacon

Mix the cheese with apricots, almonds and chili. Chill until the mixture is
firm enough to roll, and then roll into small balls - about the size of a small cherry tomato or a large hazelnut. Chill for at least an hour, or longer.

Fry the bacon until very crispy, and crush. Roll the balls in the bacon, and serve right away.

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You can use cheez doodles (or something similar - cheetos?) instead of bacon. Just crush it and roll the balls in it. They'll soften pretty fast, so make sure you serve them right away.

Recipe in Swedish:
Ostbollar med baconkross

3 comments:

Angela hos Mormor Magda said...

oj så GOTT! Jag som älskar allt med ost det skulle nog bli min favorit vid till-tuggsbordet...

Vi åt Mozzarella sticks i går - nygjorda från från påsen från Coop...

prairie dog said...

this is making me salivate

Pille said...

Definitely intrigued, Anne :)