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Bacon Endive Bites

A lot of people aren’t super familiar with endive lettuce. And that’s cool. No worries–let this be your education. It’s somewhat of a spicy lettuce but what I love about it is that it’s great for delivering dip or sauce into my mouth. It’s naturally the perfect scooper! In this recipe, we’re using it to hold our bacon. 

Want to impress your friends when you invite them over for some hoops-watchin-action? Serve this and you’ll look like a gourmet baller.

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Seperate endive spear so you have individual leaves

3. Lay bacon slices out on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or so, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cool, dice bacon.

4. Top each leaf with 1 tbs cream cheese. Then add a piece of cooked bacon on top, followed by a walnut, and sprinkle of salt and pepper. Serve!

RECIPE FROM ADIA BENSON
Although her career took her to a kitchen, she has remained a sports fan and finds any opportunity to host friends and family around a game. She has worked for the likes of Thomas Keller, Martha Stewart and in culinary innovation for two years at gravitytank in Chicago. She currently lives in Lake Forest, IL with her fiancé, Alex, and puppy, Paisley, and works at Prime Publishing overseeing the production of culinary content for web platforms and testing recipes that will be published in cookbooks beginning in 2017.
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