Bacon-Wrapped Franks


For each serving, fry 1 slice bacon 2 minutes on each side. Split 1 frankfurter lengthwise, not cutting completely through. Place one of the fillings below in the cut.

Apple-Cheese: 3 slices unpared apple and 1 strip process American cheese

Peanut Butter: Crunchy peanut butter or peanut butter and salted peanuts

Orange: 3 mandarin orange segments

Melon: 3 canteloupe or honeydew balls or 1 melon wedge

Onion: 1 green onion and a dill pickle slice

Savory Stuffing: Mix 1/3 cup chopped sweet pickle, 1 slice bacon, crisply fried and crumbled, and 2 cups dry herbed stuffing mix prepared as directed on package. Enough for 8 frankfurters.

Wrap each frankfurter with bacon; secure with wooden picks. Place on grill 4" from medium coals. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning frequently.

Glazed Franks:

For each serving, make diagonal cuts in frankfurter, not cutting completely through. Baste with cola-flavored carbonated beverage, pineapple preserves or mixture of 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 1/2 tsp horseradish.