COOPER SHARP LOADED BLT ONION RINGS

Melt Melt MELT 5 5 SERVES: 5

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!