Prep 3 mins
Cook 6 mins
Quick and tasty appetizers.
- 3 slices bacon
- 12 pimento stuffed olives, drained
- Cut bacon in quarters. Wrap each piece around 1 olive; secure with a toothpick.
- Place on microwave dish and cover with paper towel.
- Cook covered on high 5 to 6 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and lightly brown. Serve hot.
I thought that as a salt-craving person, I would love these. However, I didn't care for the texture of the olives when prepared in the micro. I tried the recipe again, with a change in cooking method and really liked them. I cut the bacon strips into 3rds and then cut each 3rd in half lengthwise. I par-cooked it in the oven until it was starting to be soft and some of the fat was rendered from it. I wrapped each olive with a piece of bacon, secured with a toothpick and returned to the oven for a few minutes. The resulting crispy bacon and juicy olives were wonderful. Hubby liked them as a topping with a wheat cracker and a sliver of swiss cheese.
Had these for Christmas and they were a hit. They tasted great as they cooled. I used 50% salt reduced bacon as I thought they might be too salty otherwise. Very easy to make. Made them in the morning and put them in a ziplock bag until ready to serve. Thanks for the recipe.