Polish Fig and Bacon Appetizer (Figs & Pigs)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Evie in L.A.

I had this in an upscale Polish restaurant in Santa Monica. This is my version of what was served. I have served this to various parties, even people who claims not to like figs loved it.

Top Review by sarahwed

I was given this at a dinner party last night and thought it was sensational! I couldn't understand how the figs were so soft-It didn't occur to me I needed to soak them until I read your instructions. Thanks for the recipe.

Directions

  1. soak figs in hot water for 15 minutes, or until hydrated and soft.
  2. Trim fat from bacon, so only 1/3 or less of the bacon is fat.
  3. Bake or fry bacon until half done,edges curl but still soft.
  4. Drain bacon on paper towel.
  5. Wrap each fig with bacon and secure with toothpick.
  6. Broil assembled appetizers in oven, until bacon is crispy, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Watch it, so bacon does not burn.
  8. Serve as an appetizer with red wine.
  9. The coombination of sweet jammy center with crispy salty bacon is a crowd pleaser.

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