Sometimes, if done well, dishes comprised of only a few ingredients are better than complex froo froo recipes. The following snack has only 3 ingredients but was good as hell.
I picked up some nice looking peppers at the store, some red ones and some of the green frying ones. I am big on peppers, and they were on sale. Also on sale was fresh mozzarella. The store I go to seems to consistently overstock fresh mozzarella, and hence, when it is close to its expiration date it sells mighty cheap. I got a couple tubs of mozzarella balls for 1.79$ a pop. Anyone wanna guess what else was on sale? Bacon! I can't resist cut-rate bacon, so I grabbed a package. Out of these three finds was born a satisfyingly fattening snack.
First I roasted the peppers until they were soft and pliable, but not total mush.
While the peppers where cooling, I got the cheese and bacon ready. Following is gratuitous meat/cheese porn.
After removing the seeds from the peppers I stuffed them full of mozzarella and then tightly wrapped each pepper in 2 or 3 slices of bacon. I attempted to prevent oozing cheese by securing the bacon with skewers.
These went into the oven at 425 for like 20 minutes at which time the bacon was temptingly crisped and delicious looking. I was happy to note that there was only minimal cheese seepage.
After letting them cool for a while, I deskewered one and dug in. I am not going to lie, these were pretty good. This would work great as a substantial first course along with some crusty bread and some beer or wine. They were equally good at room temperature, and also somewhat easier to eat. If they were not full of so much delicious fat I would put these guys into a heavy dietary rotation.