Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lit'l Smokies

These are great appetizers for a special occasion. Make sure to prepare a lot of them. They disappear fast.

Cut bacon into thirds. Wrap each Smokie in a piece of bacon and place seam side down in a pan.


Melt a stick of butter and mix it with 1 cup of dark brown sugar.


Spread this mixture over the Smokies. Sprinkle an additional 1 cup of brown sugar over the top.


Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees and bake 15 minutes longer until the bacon is crispy. I made these for my daughter's birthday party and they were gone in minutes.

18 comments:

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I could eat the whole tray! These would be perfect for a Kentucky Derby Party, of course with a Mint Julep.

Nellie said...

What a good suggestion for party food!

laurie said...

oh my gosh these sound amazing! So good, I want to thankyou for visiting my blog today.I sounded like a cry baby and I promise that will be the last anyone will read about that stuff, I do know you have sensitivities , I wish for you that they could end.

Barbara F. said...

Yum! Who does not love little franks like this. Happy Birthday to your daughter. xo

injoyinmylife said...

I love lit'l smokies, but I've never had them like this. They look scrumptious. Now that I know you have a guest house! Ha ha, I've been wanting to move closer to you to be a certified taster for you.

Patty Woodland said...

They look heavenly. Bacon, mmmm

Ann said...

these look soooooooooooo good!!
thanks for sharing!!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I can understand why they were gone that fast :-) :-)Must try this next time I buy bacon.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ina in Alaska said...

Drooling!! And please tell us what kind of cake was served for the birthday girl....

TARYTERRE said...

I am so glad you made extra for me! LOL Great recipe.

SharleneT said...

Company? Shouldn't I make three trays, one of which will never leave the kitchen. Dangnation, I could hear my hips grow, just reading the recipe.

Jennifer Schmitz said...

These look so good. I think I will make them for a Christmas appetizer. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Dalamato said...

Would unsalted butter work in this recipe?

jaz@octoberfarm said...

yes you sure can use unsalted butter.

Julie said...

How far in advance you make these?

texaz said...

How do you keep them from swimming in grease? I'm making them for the first time, and when I took them out of the oven at 10 minutes to roll them around, the pan was full of grease! They didn't look too appetizing then. Oops! There goes my timer. I guess we'll see. For sure I got one question answered I have asked before: by looking at these there's no way to cook the night before a party and reheat!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i use thin sliced bacon so you get way less grease! you can make them a day ahead and reheat them and then you can scrape the grease off when they are cold.

Claudia Curt said...

I used one package of little smokies, which filled a 9 x 13 pan. To cut back on grease, I used thin sliced bacon and I halved the butter and halved the brown sugar. After baking, I removed them from the pan to get them out of the grease. I re-heated them, and they were delicious!