July 22nd, 2009

bacon wrapped strawberries (or, berries in a blanket)

bacon wrapped strawberries

at some point in the future, we’re going to look back and realize how absurd it was to wrap everything in bacon. we’re not there yet though, so in the meantime, i’m going to indulge. these are strawberries. wrapped in bacon. and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. yes, they are delicious.

bacon wrapped strawberries

bacon wrapped strawberries

and oh boy, are they rich. the recipe is pretty straightforward, but i had a bit of trouble getting them to stay upright in the oven so they cook evenly. it pays to watch them really closely to make sure you’re not burning one side of the bacon and leaving the other side raw.

bacon wrapped strawberries

i wait all year for strawberries to be in season, just so i can do stuff like this to them. if you’re having a party during the summer, it’s really easy to make a huge batch of these guys. the only downside is that it’s way too easy to just down 5 or 6 without thinking, so you’ll run out before you know it.

bacon wrapped strawberries

for my vegetarian/vegan readers, you can still make this recipe minus the bacon. just toss some strawberries with a bit of sugar and balsamic vinegar and roast on a baking sheet. they’ll melt in your mouth and make you very happy.

bacon wrapped strawberries

bacon wrapped strawberries
from E Chronicles. make 1-2 servings.

6 fresh strawberries, washed and capped (stem removed)
6 strips bacon
2 tsp aged balsamic vinegar

1. preheat oven to 450F. wrap each berry horizontally with one strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick.

2. place on a baking sheet and put in the oven for about 7 minutes. check after 5, and if the bacon is browned, turn each piece with tongs. roast for another 2-3 minutes until all sides of the bacon are cooked and brown.

3. remove from the oven and immediately place each piece on a plate covered with two layers of paper towels to drain the grease. cool slightly, then plate and drizzle with the aged balsamic vinegar.



42 Comments for bacon wrapped strawberries (or, berries in a blanket) - why not leave some love?

  1. So as soon as I got your rss email about this post I immediately asked “Is this good???!” And then as i read your post your most assuredly said that they were. So i might try this.

  2. Julia says:

    When the Plant City strawberries come in again, I will try this recipe. I live about 15 miles away from Plant City , home of the World Famous Strawberry Festival held each year during the last weeks of Feb- the middle of March. Just think of a country fair where every thing is strawberry related.

  3. Michelle says:

    i have to admit, when i saw this on my feed reader i went “eww” and then “well, he’s a guy” and it made sense.

    but then again i’m the same woman who made a whole pound of bacon and wouldn’t let my husband eat it. just a little torture in marriage is fun.

    • nancy says:

      Oh Michelle! You are so bad! What a great way to torture a husband! Mine goes crazy when I’m making spinach salad and making the bacon, imagine a whole pound at once! LOL Nuff said.

      This recipe? Will have to give it a try. Will make it for ‘the ladies that lunch’ just to torture him a bit more. (and will make him some for dinner, just not tell him ahead of time.)

  4. Krystal says:

    There really is something about things wrapped in bacon. I love it, and I can’t wait to try this

  5. Niki says:

    I think you hate me for posting this! I want some right now!!! Have you ever had bacon wrapped water chestnuts? Those are good too. I’m thinking I need to have a bacon themed party now…

  6. Umm, what? I’m pretty sure the universe is about to collapse on itself. There’s something so deliciously odd about bacon-wrapped strawberries, and there’s no way I can pass this one up. Wow.

  7. Furst says:

    because there aren’t enough ways to eat bacon…. try it with pineapple.

  8. jessica says:

    I know we all love to eat bacon, but this article looking into the disgusting bacon industry is really making me think twice about chowing down.

    Jessica, NYC

    Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

    By Arun Gupta, The Indypendent

    Among my fondest childhood memories is savoring a strip of perfectly cooked bacon that had just been dragged through a puddle of maple syrup. It was an illicit pleasure; varnishing the fatty, salty, smoky bacon with sweet arboreal sap felt taboo. How could such simple ingredients produce such riotous flavors?

    That was then. Today, you don’t need to tax yourself applying syrup to bacon — McDonald’s does it all for you with the McGriddle. It conveniently takes the filling for an Egg McMuffin, an egg, American cheese and pork product, and nestles it in a pancake-like biscuit suffused with genuine fake-maple syrup flavor.

    The McGriddle is just one moment in an era of extreme food combinations — a moment in which bacon plays a starring role from high cuisine to low. There’s bacon ice cream; bacon-infused vodka; deep-fried bacon; chocolate-dipped bacon; bacon-wrapped hot dogs filled with cheese (which are fried and then battered and fried again) … bacon mints; “baconnaise,” which Jon Stewart described as “for people who want to get heart disease but [are] too lazy to actually make bacon”; Wendy’s “Baconnator,” six strips of bacon mounded atop a half-pound cheeseburger, which sold 25 million in its first eight weeks; and the outlandish bacon explosion, a barbecued meat brick composed of two pounds of bacon wrapped around two pounds of sausage.

    It’s easy to dismiss this gonzo gastronomy as typical American excess best followed with a Lipitor chaser. Behind the proliferation of bacon offerings, however, is a confluence of government policy, factory farming, the boom in fast food and manipulation of consumer taste that has turned bacon into a weapon of mass destruction.

    To read the entire article exposing how the pork and food processing industry have teamed up to spoil our environment and ruin our health by becoming the “manipulator of the consumers’ minds and desires,” visit http://www.indypendent.org/2009/07/23/bacon-as-weapon

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  11. Jamie says:

    I personally cannot wait to try these! I’ve had both pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon (with a barbecue sauce) and it is fantastic! I love the bacon wrapped dates from Jaleo, bacon wrapped scallops, etc, so I know I will love this!!! Thanks for putting this one out there.

  12. Joseph M. says:

    Peter! I just made a batch of these on the grill.
    Using offset heat, the took a bit longer than the oven would have, but the results were perfection!

    This is a taste that one does not expect and is a taste sensation!

  13. patti says:

    now this is a first for things i’ve seen wrapped in bacon. but why not, right? i often put strawberries on the plate for breakfast when i make bacon and eggs. i just might have to try this! i just recently bought the ingredients to try the bacon chocolate chip cookies…i’ll let you know how that goes!

  14. Anne says:

    Fabulous and fun site! I am going to try these Bacon-Strawberry Wraps….Thanks!!!

    http:www.simplysweeter.blogspot.com

  15. leigh r says:

    Pete,
    It can’t be a whole strip of bacon per strawberry…can it. It does not look like the bacon wrps around the strawberry more than once in your pictures…thanks!

  16. Musaboru says:

    Seems strange, but I am trying to imagine the flavors of the two ingredients in my mouth. So far, I am imagining it tastes delicious. I’ve had a pineapple burger before and it was good. I am so going to try it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this.

  17. dawn says:

    man what’s up with the annoying guy up there?
    Anywho, love these, I know I say the same as everyone, but truly I can see why bacon and strawberry would meld.

  18. jeska says:

    mmm i tried bacon-wrapped pineapple and those were hella good. i’ll try these out next time. oh dude, you should cook em on the grill instead so you dont have to strain your neck to check if they’re cooking evenly. just stick them on kabob sticks and you’re good to go. d=D

  19. Krystyna Cooks says:

    PETE these look AWESOME There is nothing more exciting for me than trying something new I absolutely LOVE Bacon wrapped Prunes so I am looking forward to trying these now that we are in Strawberry season here in Sydney, Australia
    OH by the by Pete may you & all the bloggers on your site have a really great Christmas May the big fat man bring you all that you desire BUT ONLY if you’ve been good Thanks again Pete for the great recipe

  20. dekvip says:

    I know I say the same as everyone, but truly I can see why bacon and strawberry would meld.

  21. Badger says:

    See, this is why I pity vegetarians and vegans. Bacon makes everything better, even something as great as strawberries.

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  24. I’d never think of this honestly,
    btw bacon wrapped water chestnuts ? :D hahaha lol

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    Holy Cow! I mean Pig!

  27. Rebecca says:

    I made these and they didn’t taste very good.

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  30. xlpharmacy says:

    wow this is something really good and new of course, first time i hear a mix with fruits and meat, but well i’m gonna try this december thanks a lot.

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