Uncommon but nice combo! DH found the sweet banana to be a nice contrast to the salt of the bacon and sharpness of the cheese. This was made using American slices as that is what I had on hand and pre-cooked bacon. With DH hovering only got one pre-cut photo that was only so-so and thus did not post sorry. Thanks for the post.
This was easy enough to make especially when, instead of grilling bacon, I sprinkled a generous tablespoon of bacon bits over the toast before adding the sliced banana & cheddar cheese! Very unusual & tasty snack, & I think these, cut even smaller, would make a nice addition to my finger food counter when I'm hosting! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef event]
Such an unusual combination it just had to be tried. My DH and I really enjoyed these for lunch, in fact Dh wanted them the next day. I used Old Smoothy vintage cheese and that seemed to work very well. One quick recipe that will be used again and again.
This was an odd combination but I liked the sweetness of the banana with the taste of sharp cheddar cheese. Nice for a change of pace. Thanks Catherine
Small edit at the end: Bacon and banana? Together? I wondered at first, but the adventurous rebel in me had to try it and I'm so glad I did! This was very good, the combo of flavours very different yet very tasty. Indescribable. You really have to try this! The banana was warm, soft, but not mushy. Since I have no oven b/c my hardwood floors are being redone, I'm pretty limited in what I can make. I microwaved the bacon and used the toaster oven to make the toast and then switched to broil to finish it up once I put the bacon, banana and cheese on. It was done lickety split! I sliced the banana in half, then sliced each half lengthwise into thirds. I used shredded cheddar cheese and placed in the TO on the flat pan for about 2 minutes on broil. I'm at a high altitude, so those of you who aren't, please watch it as it will be done quicker where you are. It was quick, easy and VERY tasty and the best thing is the ingredients are usually on hand in all kitchens. My only suggestion is I made 2 pieces of toast per the directions, but with typical bacon shrinkage, the two slices only covered one piece of toast, so I recco you double the bacon if you want two pieces of this fabulous treat. I can see why this was a favourite munchy after a night at the pub! This would be great to serve at a casual party by using a french loaf sliced in half lengthwise, broil in the oven and then slice into fingers, much like garlic bread. I will be making this again for a quick snack or to serve guests who come over for a casual party or sporting event. ETA: My dh didn't care for this. He didn't like the combo of sweet and savoury, so even though I really liked it, it may be one of those types that you either really like or you don't. I still like it.
As an Aussie living in the USA, I would like to clarify that the Coon cheese is a brand of medium to sharp cheddar cheese. The name has nothing to do with racoons and has no derogatory meaning :)