The perfect hors d’oeuvre for any Champagne Thursday is Fat Cracker. I don’t know the original names for these divine little appetizers, but they really should just be called Fat Crackers. Bacon fat baked into club crackers with melted, bubbly Parmesan cheese. Yummy. I’m lucky–because my metabolism is so high, I can eat a million Fat Crackers and still not gain any weight! (haha, I wish.)
Tasty hors d’oeuvre for those not watching their figure, those with a naturally high metabolism, or those who really don’t care because it tastes good.
-1 lb Bacon
Preheat oven to 375. Cut Pound of Bacon in Half (Down the middle). Slice small strips of parmesan cheese. Place one strip of parmesan on a club cracker, & wrap the cheese & cracker with parmesan. Continue until you have used the whole pound of bacon. Place crackers wrapped with bacon on broiling pan (so some of the bacon fat can drip down), and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Another variation for the cheese-wary is just a club cracker wrapped in bacon & baked.
This is truly a lovely dish. Bacon-fat drenched crackers with tasty Parmesan–Yum! Make sure you make lots; these will disappear at any gala affair.
Submitted by: Suzanne