Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

The other day when I reviewed Martha's new Appetizers cookbook, scheduled for release in just five short days, I told you that the appetizers contained in the book were all doable, some of them employing only the use of a couple of ingredients. I am sharing one more recipe with you today, because this one is just so easy that I cannot believe I didn't think of it myself. These bacon-wrapped potato bites are pure genius, I mean, who doesn't like bacon and potatoes?

I used Melissa's
Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes because they never fail to be creamy and delicious. I also used a third of a slice of bacon because a half slice seemed like too much. It may not have been, as it turns out, because, as bacon is wont to do, it did shrink. I also baked mine for the full 50 minutes which may or may not have been the right thing to do considering the smaller slice of bacon. Next time, and there will be a next time, I'll cut back on baking time in order to retain a bit more moisture in the bacon.

I served these in a similar fashion to the way I serve potato skins, i.e. with sour cream, and ranch and bleu cheese dressings as dippers. Yummy! These are great little snacks to serve before dinner, pairing particularly nicely with a pitcher of Bloody Marys, or be bold and serve them as a potato dish with a nice roasted chicken.
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes 
Makes 24

12 bacon slices
24 small (1-inch-diameter) potatoes

Preheat oven to 375ยบF. Halve each bacon slice crosswise. Wrap each piece around a potato and secure with a toothpick. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.

Bake until bacon is crisp and potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, 40-50 minutes, Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve warm.
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Linda Rush said...

Nice! I would like the bacon just as you have it - nicely crisp. It does almost seem too simple not to have thought of it before. ;) Did you use thick-sliced bacon?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

These are terrific and I am surprised that only Martha thought about them. These would be great to take to a party.
Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention.
Have a great Holiday weekend.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This looks and sounds delicious? The link to the Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes took me to a link for a review so I'm not sure what they are. Is it just a raw cubed potato?

bj said...

These sound just perfect for treats at our Bunco gatherings.
Can't wait to make them. I don't want to order the potatoes so do you think small Red potatoes would work and be delicious...and I will use the full half of bacon strip...yummy

Marcellina In Cucina said...

Oh my goodness! Only one word..YUM!