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Author Notes: We are serious Friday night cocktail people who celebrate the martini and bloody mary with vigor! This dish, served with bacon, came to me after a few of those favored drinks. It was an immediate hit! We now serve them every time there are stiff drinks to be had. I love sophisticated, painful recipes; itâ€™s a way of life for me. But, soooooooometimesâ€¦ simple food is just damn good. —Robyn Grace Jennings
- 6 pieces Bacon, best quality fatty bacon you can find!
- 12 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 6 tablespoons Corn flakes
- 6 teaspoons Sesame seeds
- Black pepper, freshly ground
- Fresh herbs (Optional)
- Cook bacon on a cookie sheet at 450 degrees for roughly 8 minutes until golden and crispy.
- Remove bacon and allow to drain on paper towels. Let pan sit for a few minutes to cool.
- In pan with bacon grease, make 6 piles of cheese with 2 tablespoons of cheese each.
- Top each pile of cheese with 1 tablespoon of corn flakes, while first crushing a bit in your hand. Mash down gently.
- Top each cheese and corn flake pile with a teaspoon of sesame seeds and a grind of black pepper.
- Place back in oven and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and brown on the edges, almost half way to the center of each wafer.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes in pan. Then, pry those babies up. They will firm up as they cool. Serve with bacon and top with fresh herbs if you like. I don't know why these are so addictive, they just are - it's salty goodness with a fabulous texture! And why wouldn't you serve your guests bacon with drinks?
- Note on cookie sheet: It's your choice to use a silpat or non-stick surface. However, I prefer the results on just a standard cookie sheet. Yes, they are messy. I just soke the pan in the sink right away and give it a good scrub later. Just a part of my cooking martyrdom.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Cereal