"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

last night the husband asked me if there is anything that cannot be wrapped in bacon.

after a good 7 minutes of thinking i couldn't come up with a single thing that would not be made better by bacon.

hell, you could wrap a rock in bacon & i'd probably eat it.

i found these via Pinterest & decided to make them for a backyard wedding this weekend.
i'm not one to boast- but they were, hands down, the favorite. people attacked me as i was carrying them outside- true story.
the bride's brother dropped one on the ground (the muddy ground) picked it up, looked at it...and ate it anyway.

people- there was straight up mud on it. didn't matter. bacon conquers mud. done.

Bacon Wrapped Potatoe Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce (adapted from thekitchn)
You Need:
1lb red potatoes
1 tsp dried rosemary (or 1 1/2 fresh)
1 tclsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1lb thick cut bacon
1 cup sour cream
hot sauce
salt & pepper
smoked paprika
liquid smoke
maple grill seasoning (opt)

Directions: Pre heat oven to 400
Peel potaotes. Chop them into i-inch size pieces (keeping the chunks roughly the same size). Put the potatoes in a pot of cold water- salt the water & bring to a boil. Once the water comes to a boil- boil for about 3-4 minutes. The potatoes should be all but done- but still firm enough to hold up to some handling (4 minutes was perfect for mine).

Drain the potatoes & in a large bowl, toss with the olive oil, salt, pepper & rosemary until evenly coated.

cut the strips of bacon in half (horizontaly) & then in half again (vertically):

Wrap each piece of potato with a piece of bacon & secure with a toothpick. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Cook the potatoes for 15 min & then flip each piece. Cook for another 10 minutes until the bacon cooked through & crisp.

For the dipping sauce:

Mix the sour cream with a few teaspoons of hot sauce & about 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Add the spoked paprika, maple bbq seasoning (opt), salt & pepper to taste (i pretty much eyeballed everything & kept tasting until it was as i liked. nice & smokey with a bit of heat. perfect!)

Pile the potatoe bites onto a plate around the bowl of dipping sauce. Serve warm.

(i made these in advance & then re-heated them by broiling for about 3 minutes in the oven. just enough to crisp the bacon back up. i also made a double batch for the wedding- of both the bites & the dipping sauce.)

I won't lie. Because i only got 2 of these at the wedding party- i came home & promptly made another batch that evening. then the husband & i proceded to eat them all for dinner.

I do not feel the last bit guilty.

i balanced it out by eating a handful of the chocolate chip filled raspberries i brought as well. cause they're healthy.

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kate said...

Oh my gosh, I must make there ASAP!

Linda said...

Laughed my way through your post. Picking it up off the ground to eat it? - Priceless and such a compliment. ;) Love your blog and the way you write and can't wait to try these.

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