Serving Size: +/- 24 servings
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
- 225 g of cocktail sausages
- 1 package of bacon (375 g)
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 1/4 cup of bourbon
- 1/4 cup of Firebarns Spicy Ketchup
- 270 g of cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons of Mardi Gras spices
- 2 eggs
- Oil for frying
- Chives for garnish
In a saucepan, bring the maple syrup, bourbon and spicy ketchup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and reduce for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Cut bacon slices in half, wrap around cocktail sausages and poke in the center with a toothpick. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush with maple reduction and place in a 350°F oven for about 20 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
Cut cheese into small cubes of about 3 cm x 3 cm. In 3 separate bowls, mix flour, beaten eggs, Panko breadcrumbs and Mardi Gras spices. Dip the cheese cubes in the flour and then in the egg followed by the breadcrumbs. You can repeat the egg/crumbs step to make sure you keep the cheese inside. Dip in oil at 375°F for about 3 minutes or until breading is golden brown.
Add maple syrup and sprinkle with chives before serving.