Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Bone Marrow Bites" -a Halloween appetizer-

Bone Marrow Bites
-a Halloween appetizer-
(Sliced Sweet Shredded Pork Tortilla Wraps)
The original recipe is from the Sugar-n-Spice Gal's crock pot Sweet Pork Dippers recipe I found on Pinterest, similar to a Taquito. (So yummy!).  I sliced up the left overs and fried them in canola oil and freaked out my kids, because they look like slices of bone marrow. "Light Bulb Moment"! This would be a great Halloween Party appetizer, with a label in front that reads: Bone Marrow Bites.
 Serve them along with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and/or your favorite ranch dressing.
4 lb. pork tenderloin roast
salt and pepper
1 cup salsa (I used Jacks Special Medium Salsa)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup Coca Cola (not diet)
7 inch flour tortillas (2-22.5 oz. pkgs. about 40 tortillas)
2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
Canola oil-for frying
Dipping sauce recommendations:
Sour Cream
Lite House Jalapeño Ranch Dressing (find next to the bagged salad greens in your local grocer)
Ranch Dressing
Put pork roast into a medium sized crock pot. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper around the entire surface of the loin. Cover with salsa, brown sugar, and coke.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours until the pork is fork tender.
Once pork is cooked, remove from crock pot, discard fatty parts and shred. Remove half of the sauce in the crock pot and return the shredded pork. Mix thoroughly with the remaining sauce.
Lightly spray a shallow cookie sheet.
Place 1/4 cup of shredded pork on to a tortilla and roll tight like a taquito. (Don't worry if a little juice leaks out). Place seam side down on the cookie sheet.
Sprinkle the tops with cheese and place in a 375 degree oven till the cheese melts. About 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool before making the "Bone Marrow Bites"-baking them as a taquito first helps hold their shape better before frying.
Bone Marrow Bites:
-You'll need-
Large fry pan
Canola Oil
Paper toweled lined cookie sheet
Once cool, slice taquitos into 1  1/4 inch thick discs. Use a very sharp knife so not to smash the round shape.
In a large fry pan add enough canola oil till the oil depth is 1/2 an inch.  Heat oil on Medium High. Once oil is hot turn heat to Medium and add the bites, placing them disc sides down. Do not over crowd them, you will definitely have to cook them in batches. If the oil gets to dark, discard and start with a new batch of oil. Fry until golden (turn heat down if discs are browning to quickly). Turn over and fry the other side until golden, place on paper toweled lined cookie sheet. 
Arrange on a platter with a folded card sign in front that reads "Bone Marrow Bites".
Serve with above mentioned dips.
Happy Halloween!


  1. Awesome Halloween dinner ideas in here. I was browsing and found your blog, and was so happy you’ve got interesting Halloween Food Ideas ! Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day!

    1. Your welcome to pin any pictures you like.