A fantastic flavor of smoky (the bacon), spicy (the chorizo), and the sweetness of dates. My family are not big dried fruit fans, but everyone loved this!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the ends off of the chorizo, and cut into 12 cubes. Stuff each piece inside one of the dates. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date, and secure with toothpicks. This part may all be done ahead of time.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the dates in the pan with the bacon seam side down. Fry until golden, then turn and fry on the other side until bacon is cooked through. You may serve them now, or proceed to coat and fry them.

  • Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet to 375 degrees F 190 degrees C. Whisk together the egg and water in a small bowl. Coat the dates with flour, then dip into the egg. Place immediately into the hot oil, and fry until golden, turning once. This will take about 4 minutes total. Drain and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts

398.2 calories; 3.1 g protein; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 22.4 mg cholesterol; 121.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
My sister made these for a family gathering (fresh out of the frying pan no coating). I couldn't believe how rich they tasted! There were 5 of us "fighting" over the last two. Some tips she gave were: to make sure you find a nice moist brand of dates that are not stringy; to use semi-fatty regular cut or thick cut bacon that won't crisp too quick but will add lots of liquid/fat to soften up the dates a bit; and to find a chorizo that isn't to hard (if you can only find a harder chorizo you should pan fry the chunks a bit in olive oil to soften them up but be careful not to overcook and make it tougher!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2008
The chorizo and bacon flavors fought each other and the dates turned to mush in between. What a waste of good ingredients. Read More
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4 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
My sister made these for a family gathering (fresh out of the frying pan no coating). I couldn't believe how rich they tasted! There were 5 of us "fighting" over the last two. Some tips she gave were: to make sure you find a nice moist brand of dates that are not stringy; to use semi-fatty regular cut or thick cut bacon that won't crisp too quick but will add lots of liquid/fat to soften up the dates a bit; and to find a chorizo that isn't to hard (if you can only find a harder chorizo you should pan fry the chunks a bit in olive oil to soften them up but be careful not to overcook and make it tougher!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
My sister made these for a family gathering (fresh out of the frying pan no coating). I couldn't believe how rich they tasted! There were 5 of us "fighting" over the last two. Some tips she gave were: to make sure you find a nice moist brand of dates that are not stringy; to use semi-fatty regular cut or thick cut bacon that won't crisp too quick but will add lots of liquid/fat to soften up the dates a bit; and to find a chorizo that isn't to hard (if you can only find a harder chorizo you should pan fry the chunks a bit in olive oil to soften them up but be careful not to overcook and make it tougher!) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/25/2008
The chorizo and bacon flavors fought each other and the dates turned to mush in between. What a waste of good ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2006
This apptizer went so fast my guests loved it. This is a keeper! Read More
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