While in Denver we ate at a restaurant called Linger, which was one of the highlights of our visit. I ate "Devils on horseback" a delicious bacon-wrapped date, and decided I must try to make them! I had never heard of them, but apparently nothing is new in the Google world! I found several recipe variations and even saw on one site this recipe is a throw back from the 1970's. I don't think they made these in my neck of the woods in the 70's. But I was a little kid then so maybe I didn't notice.
Here's the recipe we came up with:
Devils on horseback
Cut bacon slices in halves. Cut dates in halves, not slicing all the way through, but where you can open it up to put cheese inside. Stuff a little cheese where the pit used to be, then close it back up. Wrap bacon around it. Dip in soy sauce, then roll in brown sugar. Secure with a toothpick. Place in a pan with a rack (so it won't stick) and broil 10-15 minutes or until bacon is done. Delicious!
Sticky and time consuming. But so worth it! So what do you think - maybe the healthy date cancels out the fat in the bacon? :)