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)
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
salt & pepper
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.