Cooper® Sharp Loaded BLT Onion Rings

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You may know onion rings as a quintessential part of the modern pub experience. But they actually have a surprisingly long history, seeming to date back to at least the early 1800s. Of course, back then they had to fry them over a fire, and they probably couldn’t enjoy them while watching Monday Night Football. And, most importantly, they didn’t have Cooper® cheese at the ready. But you have all of those things. You can not only have your onion rings but load them up with all the Cooper® cheese and BLT goodness your heart desires. Modern life is amazing indeed.

INGREDIENTS

Onion rings:
1 14-ounce package frozen onion rings
1 small tomato, diced
2-3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
4-6 strips bacon, fully cooked and chopped*

Cheese sauce:
Mason Jar Cooper Cheese Sauce
Or, to make a quick Cooper® cheese sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 pound Cooper® Sharp White cheese, cubed or shredded (approximately 1 1/2 cups)

DIRECTIONS

Prepare the cheese sauce:
Either reheat your desired amount of pre-prepared Mason Jar Cooper Cheese Sauce, or prepare sauce as follows.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, add flour and stir for 1 minute to create a roux. Whisk in the milk and stir until thick. Add Cooper® Sharp cheese and stir with a wooden spoon until creamy.

Prepare the onion rings:
Prepare onion rings according to package directions. Just make sure they’re cooked nice and crispy.

Layer the prepared onion rings on a serving platter. Drizzle with Cooper® cheese sauce. Sprinkle with tomato, bacon, and chives.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.