Bacon-wrapped potato wedges work well as an appetizer. Blend chopped bacon into hush puppy batter to serve as appetizers. Bacon-stuffed tomatoes also make a tasty, light appetizer.
To make bacon-wrapped potato wedges, boil the potato wedges for 20 minutes. Pour off the water, and pat the potatoes dry. Wrap the potato wedges in bacon, and place them in an oven preheated to 400 F. Bake the bacon-wrapped wedges for 15 minutes on each side and serve hot.
Blend 3/4 cup of cornmeal, 1/3 cup of self-rising flour and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a bowl to make bacon hush puppies. Add 1/2 cup of buttermilk and one egg. Fry five strips of bacon and chop them into bits. Add the bacon bits to the batter along with two small chopped onions. Deep-fry the bacon-infused hush puppies for four minutes in vegetable oil heated to 350 F, and serve warm.
Hollow out 1 pint of cherry tomatoes to make bacon-stuffed tomatoes. In a bowl, blend 1/2 cup of blue cheese, 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of milk. Fry three strips of bacon, and chop them into bits. Add the bacon to the bowl, and blend the mixture until creamy. Fill the tomatoes with the cheesy bacon mixture, and arrange them on a platter. Keep the stuffed tomatoes chilled until serving time.