Alright, finally a thread i can do some good in. This recipe is for the Appetizer portion of the cookbook.
1-Bottle Dillo Dust
1-12 or 16 oz pkg of your favorite bacon
1-Pkg Dried Apricots(I usually go with sun-maid)
1-Bottle Ranch Dressing
1-Box Tooth Picks
1-Cookie Sheet(Must have raised edges)
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. With knife in hand cut your package of bacon in half. Remove packaging from bacon, and set aside, this is ready for use.
3. Take your Jar of Jalapenos and fish some out with a spoon and place into a bowl. Set aside, these are ready for use.
4. Open package of dried Apricots and pour some onto a paper-towel and set aside, these are ready for use.
5. Grab a piece of bacon, and then place one apricot on it, then top with one jalapeno. Once complete wrap the bacon around and overlap with itself(Overlapping is the key, because once in the oven the bacon will fuse together and hold the Dillo-tizer together. Place finished Dillo-tizer on ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Repeat step 5 until your all out of bacon.
7. Sprinkle all Dillo-tizers with appropriate amount of Dillo Dust to meet your own taste specifications. For me personally it doesn’t take a ton of Dust to make them taste good so I just do a quick dusting across the whole tray. But for those of you Dust hogs out there it might take a little more to quench your thirsts.
8. Place cookie sheet in the oven, and bake for 25-30 mins (+/- on time, cook the bacon until your comfortable with how done it is, 25-30 mins is what I use and the bacon is usually just starting to brown when I take them out of the oven).
9. Once your satisfied with them and call them done in the oven, remove tray from oven and let cool a couple of mins. Remove Dillo-tizers from cookie sheet with either a spatula, tongs, or your fingers and place them on some kind of serving tray or bowl.
10. Give them to your guests and watch them enjoy. I highly recommend dipping them in ranch dressing before inserting them in your mouth, makes them taste even better in my book, but then again I know ranch isn’t for everyone. Also the toothpicks are to help your guests eat them, not mandatory though, especially if your like my family.
-For spicier Dillo-tizers try slicing up some fresh habaneras and use them instead of jalapenos.
-To make your recipe go a little further, cut the bacon package into thirds instead of halves, you will just have to work a little harder to get the bacon to go all the way around and overlap.
-I’ve never had a negative comment on these other than running out really quickly.
Hope you all enjoy!!