||Skewered Mozzarella with Canadian Bacon
28 Sliced Canadian Bacon
12 oz Mozzarella Cheese
12 Slices French Bread
12 Slices Raw Tomato
1/3 c Salad Oil
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Salad Oil Again
Note: You'll need four skewers approximately 10-12 in. long. Also the
french bread should be the long and narrow kind cut into 1/2 inch slices.
The raw tomato is also cut into 1/2 inch slices. The cans of tomato sauce
are 8 oz. You'll need 28 pieces of cheese to equal the number of slices of
bacon. Cut the cheese into 1 in. squares about 1/4 in. thick. Fold a slice
of Canadian bacon around each piece of cheese. Press the bacon firmly to
hold the cheese in place. Cut each piece of tomato and each piece of bread
in half. Heat the 1/3 cup of oil in a large skillet. Brown bread on both
sides. Be prepared to turn bread quickly to avoid burning. It should be
merely light brown. On each skewer thread alternate pieces of bacon wrapped
around the mozzarella, bread and tomato. Begin and end with the bacon.
Place each skewer in a shallow baking pan or shallow earthenware casserole.
Be sure the folded top of each piece of bacon is up. Pour tomato sauce over
each skewer. Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Sprinkle lightly
with paprika and additional salad oil. Preheat the oven 400+F. Bake the
skewers until brown on top. Serve immediately while very hot.