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Other Entrée Recipes:

Broiled Lobster Tails

Chicken Enchiladas

Covered Roaster Turkey

Fettuccine Carbonara

Fettuccine Fiesta

Fried Shrimp

Fried Swai

Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

Lasagna

Lemon Butter Chicken

Linguine with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Olives

Mac and Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole

Meatloaf

Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter Spaghetti

Oven Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Oven Barbecued Country Style Ribs

Oven Braised Pork Steaks

Oven Sesame Chicken

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Pan Seared Parmesan Scallops

Pasta with Three Cheeses

Poor Man's Stroganoff

Pressure Cooked Chuck Roast

Pressure Cooked Corned Beef and Cabbage

Pressure Cooked Country Style Ribs

Prime Rib

Rosemary's Chicken Breasts

Scallops in Beer Cheese Sauce

Seafood Lasagna

Shrimp Fettuccine with Boursin Cheese

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Slow Roasted Pork Butt

Stromboli

Stuffed Peppers

Swissed Ham and Noodles Casserole

The Italian North Village Sub Sandwich

The Vegetarian North Village Sub Sandwich

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Turketti

Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Lasagna

Ziti con Pollo

Bacon Cheese Franks

A gourmet version of the bacon cheese dogs I remember my mother making.

Ingredients:

4 Gourmet Franks, *see Note
8 slices Bacon
2 slices Cheese, **see Note

Directions:

Remove the Gourmet Franks and Bacon slices from the refrigerate and let rise to room temperature.

With each frank resting flat, cut a deep, but not all the way through, slit in the top from a half inch from one end up to a half inch from the other end.  Retrace the slit to make it as deep as possible without going through.

Separate the bacon slices, stack them atop each other such that only half the lengths are overlapping and the excess halves alternate between extending past the overlap on the left and right sides.  Now alternately fold the extended halves over onto the stack overlapping each other.  Loosely wrap the entire bundle in a paper towel and microwave 1 to 2 minutes on high, just enough to warm the slices to make them more pliable and to get a head start on the cooking process such that the fat begins to look more translucent than white, but not too hot to handle nor enough to cause them to fuse together.

Remove the Cheese from the refrigerator.  Cut each slice into 4 equally wide and long narrow strips.  Stuff two strips into the slit of each frank, extending to each end of the slit and overlapping in the middle.  Spiral wrap two bacon slices, one at a time, around each frank, being sure to cover all the cheese slit and secure with one wooden toothpick at each end and one in the middle that intersects the other end of both slices of bacon.

Place on a cold broiler pan, slit/cheese side down.  Place pan in a cold oven on a rack about 6" from the heat and high broil for about 5 minutes or until the bacon is sizzling.  Turn the franks over, cheese/slit side up, and continue broiling up to 4 minutes until the bacon looks done but not burned.

Serve on your favorite bun/bread with your favorite condiments.

Notes:

* Mom used regular hot dogs but I use Frick's Gourmet Franks which are pork and beef with no poultry in natural casing, smoked and come five to a pound.

** Mom used American cheese, which is all I ever knew of growing up, but I use a Colby/Monterey Jack (CoJack) blend.

We use the same bacon, but she only needed 1 slice to get around her dogs.

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Other Information:

Source: My version of how I remember my mother making them.

Times:
Preparation: 0:10
Broil: 0:10
Total: 1:00

Yield: 4 franks
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts per Serving:
398 Calories
34g Fat (77.2% calories from fat)
19g Protein
3g Carbohydrate
0g Dietary Fiber
81mg Cholesterol
1222mg Sodium.

Exchanges per Serving:
1/2 Lean Meat
1 Fat.

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