Remember last year around Thanksgiving when I cooked three awesome dishes and told you I'd post the recipes? Yeah, me too. Sorry about that. So, slightly in advance for this Thanksgiving, I'll finally be posting them - starting, naturally, with the appetizer. I usually just do dessert or an appetizer for family dinner hosted at Ma and Pa FvF's house, but by Thanksgiving of last year, my swollen, pregnant ass was on partial bed rest and bored out of my mind. So, I insisted on making both.
1 pkg refrigerated breadstick dough
10 sliced precooked bacon*
1/4 C shredded parmesan cheese
1 tbsp herb of your choice (I used fresh rosemary)
1 egg, beaten + a table spoon or two of cold water
*Yes, the Oscar Meyer stuff that is shelf stable. Trust me, this is one of the only things it's good for. Real bacon just isn't pliable enough.
Unroll the dough and separate it into sticks. Coil the bacon and breadsticks together, pinching the breadsticks ends together as you go, to make one big, slightly loose spiral. It's best to start on a cookie sheet or pizza stone, because this is impossible to move once you start. Brush with the egg wash, then sprinkle your herbs and cheese over the top and bake about 25 minutes at 350. After you've let it cool for 10-15 minutes, cut it pizza-style into thin, triangular slices. This comes out a bit smaller than you'd expect, so I'd make two if you're serving more than 5-6 people. Or any combination of one very pregnant woman and one or more people.