It sounded good on paper…

Bacon-wrapped plantains. How could it go wrong?

Let me tell you…

First, the easy part – how to make it:

Take a tablespoon of dry mustard and mix with a teaspoon of water. It should look like a paste.

Take a plantain, ripe or green, and peel it. Now slather the mustard paste all over the naked plantain. Then wrap it in raw bacon, using water-soaked toothpicks to secure the bacon in place.

Put the modified plantain on a broiler pan and…well, broil.

Broil for 5 minutes, then turn the plantain over and broil the other side, again, 5 minutes.

Then, using the regular oven, bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the bacon looks crispy.

Don’t forget to remove the toothpicks before you eat it.

Where did this go wrong for me? Beats me. Maybe it was the massive volume of smoke coming out of the oven seams as the broiler was cooking the bacon.

Then there was the taste. There wasn’t any. Where did it go? The same place your one sock goes after you had put two in the dryer…. This needed yellow mustard for dipping. If you don’t like mustard, I guess you are out of luck.

Kids, don’t try this at home.

Next week – the ultimate bacon recipe! I hope…

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