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Minnesotan's smoked, bacon-wrapped Oreos go viral, split opinion

Well, we say it 'split' opinion, but most were against.
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Minnesota is no stranger to unusual foods (we're looking at you, lutefisk and Minnesota sushi), so it's no surprise that the latest online culinary debate has been sparked by someone from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

That person is Kelly Fenton, a former state legislator for Woodbury, who on Saturday shared a picture on Twitter of the latest recipe she had tried out: smoked bacon-wrapped Oreos.

Fenton told BMTN that after taking a picture of the snack, she "ate, posted, and never looked back," only to be informed by her children that she had gone viral – with her post retweeted more than 7,000 times, attracting hundreds of comments.

Anyone who's ever had candied yams or chocolate-covered pretzels knows that American cuisine has a thing for mixing sweet and savory, but for some ... OK, most ... the bacon and Oreo combo went too far.

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"Who knew an innocent post of some food we made on Saturday would kick off a Twitter storm!" Fenton said. "The idea to try this was generated by my son, Will Fenton. He is the cook who made them for us."

And she is unrepentant, saying: "They were so dang good. Definitely want them right off the grill and cooled for a few minutes. Who doesn’t love their two favorite foods co-mingled? Sweet, savory, and salty. DELISH!"

The recipe came from Texas-based Meat Church BBQ, which has its own line of barbecue rubs and seasonings.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

Directions

– Prepare smoker at 250 degrees with a lighter smoking wood such as pecan or a maple or fruitwood (the Fentons used a wood-fired Traeger grill).

– Slice the bacon in half creating two equal pieces. Wrap the bacon around the Oreo. You should be able to start and finish the bacon on the same side of the Oreo. Make that the bottom of the Oreo so it will hold together.

– Season with the Meat Church seasoning. Allow it to adhere for 15 minutes.

– Place the Oreos on the cooking grate. Make sure the bacon seam is underneath. Smoke for 45 minutes at 250. (the Fentons smoked theirs for 75 minutes at 275).

– Remove from the smoker. Allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes and then enjoy.

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