Gremlins On Horseback

Gremlins On Horseback
Servings: 20 Prep 20 mins Bake 450°F 20 mins


  • 20 button mushrooms (about 10 ounces), cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 strips bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 5 cloves garlic, each clove cut lengthwise into 4 slices
  • 1/3 cup bottled Russian dressing
  • 10 slices white bread
  • 20 wooden picks

Make It

1. Position oven rack in top of oven. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Toss mushrooms with vinegar in medium-size bowl; let stand 2 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove mushrooms to baking pan. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble Gremlins:

3. Lay strips of bacon on work surface. Place slice of garlic in center of each bacon strip; place mushroom on top. Wrap bacon around mushroom; secure with wooden pick. Place mushrooms on clean baking pan.

4. Bake in top of 450 degrees F oven for 10 minutes. Turn over; bake 10 minutes or until bacon is crispy.

5. Meanwhile, toast bread on baking sheet on lower rack in oven, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Cut off crusts; slice each piece diagonally to create total of 20 toast points.

6. To serve, spoon about 1 teaspoon Russian dressing over each toast point. Remove wooden pick from each mushroom; place 1 on each toast.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 20; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 173, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 10, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 18, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 18, sodium (mg): 378, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.