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Fried Date and Bacon Pinchos

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Makes 20

  • by Simone and Inés Ortega from The Book of Tapas

These bacon-wrapped dates are a tapas party classic. Salty, sweet, crunchy, and chewy--what's not to love?

  • 20 dates
  • 20 slices thin rindless bacon
  • 2-3 Tbs. peanut oil

Slit the dates along the longest sides and carefully remove and discard the pits. Wrap each date in a strip of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Heat the oil in a skillet or frying pan, add the bacon rolls and cook, turning occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through and lightly browned. Drain well and serve immediately.

Photo: Mauricio Salinas

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