Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of simple things. I like things that you have to really baby….shit that takes forevvvvvver. Tedious tasks. BIG flavors. Dishes where you can feeeeeel the work and the love that went into it.
Then I discovered these little bites…
They are little bites of FLAVOR. And all you need is olive oil, prosciutto, and figs, That’s it. If you’d like, you can even spice ’em up with blue cheese or honey which is still ridiculously easy and your guests (or lovah) will go nuts for them.
If you can’t make these, you are pretty much incapable of doing anything. Like we should probably take away your driver’s license and remove your sperm or ovaries (or both, we don’t discriminate here) and I’m going to figure out how to ban your IP address from ever coming here again. I mean I love you but I can’t coddle you, you know?
Make them. And I just imagined these with a hot apple rum cider and I just about peed myself. Excuse me.
Slice the top of each fig off — the stem. Then slice the little figgy in half. I only buy about 4 figs at a time, for 8 halves (durrr) but make as many as you’d like…it will be the same cooking time.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Take one super- thin slice of prosciutto and “rustically” wrap it around the fig. Remember, rustic is what we call things when they look unprofessional and messy but you need a great euphemism. All my cooking? Rustic. Place the wrapped figs on a baking sheet.
If you are feeling cray cray, slap a piece of blue cheese on the fig before wrapping the prosciutto around it. I LOVEDDD this snack before the blue cheese, but once I added cheese….hard to go back to the plain guys.
Use your ummm…fingerpads? to slap some oil on the tops. Or honey! SOOO good with honey drizzled over them — plain with just prosciutto, or the ones with cheese.
Throw em in the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. The figs will come out super soft (and suuuuuper hot) and SUUUUUUPER FLAVORFUL. I think they’re just super. Can’t you tell? Super!
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