|30||Thin slices bacon (about 1|
|30||Whole grissini (long thin|
|⅓ cup||Firmly packed light brown|
|3 tablespoons||Pure chili powder|
|(preferably New Mexican*)|
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Let bacon stand at room temperature to soften slightly, about 10 minutes. Wrap one bacon slice gently in a spiral around each breadstick and arrange on a tray. Breadsticks may be wrapped 4 hours ahead and chilled, covered.
In a shallow dish long enough to fit breadsticks stir together sugar and chili powder until combined well, pressing out any lumps with the back of a fork. Alternatively, sugar mixture may be forced through a small sieve into a bowl and returned to dish.
Roll each breadstick gently in mixture, coating bacon well, and arrange about ½-inch apart on rack of a broiler pan.
Bake breadsticks 20 minutes, or until coating is caramelized and bacon is deep golden. Loosen breadsticks gently from rack with a metal spatula and cool until firm enough to pick up, 10 to 15 minutes. Bacon will become crisp and breadsticks will harden as they cool.
Serve breadsticks at room temperature.
Yield: 30 hors d'oeuvres
COOKING LIVE SHOW #CL9035 All recipes courtesy of Gourmet Magazine
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