Recipe: Great For Game Day: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
24 asparagus stalks
12 slices bacon
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400º F. Place an oven-safe wire rack (either greased or non-stick) onto a cookie sheet.
- Trim the woody ends of the asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt and black pepper to taste.
- Cut the bacon slices lengthwise to make narrower strips. Wrap each bacon strip tightly around an asparagus stalk, only slightly overlapping the bacon on each stalk (it will shrink during cooking, creating a “striped” pattern). Place seam side down onto the wire rack.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Use tongs to turn over. Bake for 10-15 minutes more, until the bacon is almost crispy. Set the oven to broil, then place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes to crisp up more.