Forget Boring Chips — We’re Eating Bacon Pastry Twists With Beer Cheese Dip This Game Day!
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Forget Boring Chips — We’re Eating Bacon Pastry Twists With Beer Cheese Dip This Game Day!

If there’s ever a time to forgo the carb cutting and general “being good” after Christmas, it’s game day! Watching the big game (check out some Super Bowl party ideas here) is the first good excuse to consume carbs, fat, salt and beer, because it’s almost expected of you. So we decided to include all of those things you’ve been missing in these bacon pastry twists in a tangy beer-cheese dip (even better: The dip only uses two-thirds of that bottle of beer, so we get the chef’s treat while we’re making it!). Add some extras in there too, if you like — maybe some hot sauce in the dip, or tomato paste and Parmesan in the twists. We’ll go back to the zoodles and lettuce wraps tomorrow.

Ingredients:

Makes 20-22 bacon pastry twists

  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 20-22 bacon strips
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds

For the beer cheese dip

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup beer (we used Budweiser)

To serve

  • 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.
  2. Unroll the pastry sheets with the wide end facing you. Sprinkle on the shredded cheddar. Arrange the bacon on top of the cheese, so it’s almost touching, but not overlapping. Slice the pastry into strips, in between each bacon strip.
  3. Twist each of the pastry strips so you get an even twist.
  4. Place the twists on the two baking trays (not too close, as they will expand in the oven). Brush any pastry you can see with the whisked egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the bacon is crisp.
  6. While the pastry twists are cooking, make the dip. Place all of the ingredients, except the beer, parsley and chili flakes, into a saucepan. Heat on medium until melted and thickened. Add in the beer and stir again, then simmer gently for five minutes. Pour into a heat-proof serving dish, then place under the broiler until the top is slightly charred. Carefully remove from the grill and sprinkle with parsley and chili flakes.
  7. Serve the bacon-pastry twists and beer-cheese dip together.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.

Unroll the pastry sheets with the wide end facing you. Sprinkle on the shredded cheddar. Arrange the bacon on top of the cheese, so it’s almost touching, but not overlapping. Slice the pastry into strips, in between each bacon strip.

Twist each of the pastry strips, so you get an even twist.

Place the twists on the two baking trays (not too close, as they will expand in the oven). Brush any pastry you can see with the whisked egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the bacon is crisp.

While the pastry twists are cooking, make the dip. Place all of the ingredients, except the beer, parsley and chili flakes, into a saucepan. Heat on medium until melted and thickened. Add in the beer and stir again, then simmer gently for five minutes.

Pour into a heat-proof serving dish, then place under the broiler until the top is slightly charred. Carefully remove from the grill and sprinkle with parsley and chili flakes.

Serve the bacon-pastry twists and beer-cheese dip together.

Mmmmm, dippy cheesiness!

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