Easy, Awesome Super Bowl Party Appetizer

I don’t do football. “My team” is out. And I will not be watching the Super Bowl. But. I need to share this appetizer recipe with you so that your Super Bowl Party can reign supreme.

A few weeks ago, in advance of our New Year’s Eve dinner party,  I Googled “awesome appetizers” to get some ideas. The results? Boring. And the multiple search term revisions that followed didn’t yield anything better. I decided I’d have to come up with something on my own. So I thought, “What do (most) people realllly like?” Bacon. Yep. That’s it. Little BLT bites really would be an awesome appetizer. I searched for those specifically and ended up blending a few different recipes to create what I was after. Here’s the gist.

The recipe in the video above varies slightly from the one I came up with but I’m definitely going to try it her way too (except add avocado too!) But here’s mine if you’re interested:

BLT Bites Appetizer Recipe

Ingredients:

Mayo

Tobasco

French Baguette (or favorite bread)

Bacon

Tomatoes (Roma, cherry or grape–anything you like that’s fresh!)

Avocado

Lettuce (I used a spring mix but as the video mentions you could use iceberg, romaine or even arugula)

Steps:

  1. Slice bread thinly and throw on a baking tray in the oven at 400 degrees or so for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Cut bacon slices in half and fry them until crispy. Set aside on paper towel-covered plate
  3. Slice tomatoes
  4. Slice avocado into small thin pieces
  5. Mix mayo with a few drops of Tobasco sauce (taste and adjust to ensure it has the amount of heat you desire)
  6. Spread mayo on each crostini
  7. Layer on a piece of lettuce, tomato, avocado, and top with bacon slice.
  8. Eat and repeat.

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