So if you are continually in search of the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer, as I am, I have got a doozy of a recipe for you. I first tried these little delicacies at a New Year’s Eve party two years ago, where I promptly exhibited my most lady-like manners by piling these up on my napkin and scarfing down half a platter in 5 minutes flat. If I recall correctly, I did not even take a breath in-between helpings. So, just imagine the result…me in a food coma, beached on the couch like a hump-backed whale, nuggets of bacon and dried egg stuck to my face attempting to digest the lavish amount of bacony goodness I had just consumed. The definition of elegance I was…oh how proud I am sure my parents would have been to witness that display. Not the prettiest picture to get your taste buds going, but hopefully this slightly embarrassing story conveys the extreme deliciousness of these treats and convinces you to give them a try at your next party! Enjoy!
Summary: Melt in your mouth, breakfasty goodness appetizers. These will hands-down please ANY crowd. Caution, highly addictive!
Contributed by: Edith Naegele, Alexandria, VA.
- 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled/ cut into bites size pieces
- 1 small onion finely chopped, raw
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup mayo
- 1 package Thomas English muffins
- Mix the bacon, onions and cheese. Slowly add the mayonnaise to the cooled mixture (you don’t want the mayo on piping hot bacon).
- Then scoop a spoonful onto a split English muffin. (The muffin is untoasted and totally dry.)
- Broil until bubbling
- Half the muffins to increase serving size and reduce portions size
This recipe may call for a bit more than a ½ cup of mayo. Use a little at a time and add it until its “wet” and sticks together, not too much though as it will become gloppy/oily.
When measuring the cheese, pack the cup tightly/full. If you do not want to pack the cup, just use a little extra cheese to make up for the difference.
You can try using mushrooms or veggies in place of the bacon to make this a meatless option.
Cooking time (duration):30 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 12
Meal type: hors d’oerves
Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)