Hot Cheese Toast


8 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup Shredded sharp Cheddar
1 small Onion, grated
1 Egg, lightly beaten
Freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon Dry mustard
Several dashes Tabasco sauce
8 slices Firm white day-old bread


Cook bacon by placing on a rack over a shallow pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until crisp. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
Combine all ingredients except bread in a bowl. Crumble bacon and add to mixture; set aside.
Cut crusts from bread slices and toast on both sides. Spread each slice generously with cheese mixture; then cut each slice into three long strips.
Sprinkle with paprika; place on baking sheet, cover with waxed paper and refrigerate. This may be done the day before. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before ready to bake; bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until light brown and puffy. Serve hot. Double the recipe for a cocktail party of 20.




These strips are quite filling. For a daintier appetizer, cut strips in half before baking. These are delicious and versatile, providing a good luncheon or brunch dish. They should be served with sliced tomatoes and garnished with parsley clusters; in which case, serve two whole bread slices per person, not cutting into strips. MM Wrenn


24.0 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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