Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites with a Spicy/Smokey Sour Cream Sauce For Dipping


I cannot even begin to put into words how much I totally love this recipe. The only thing I think I could possibly love more is getting that maid for Christmas I asked for, and since that aint happening..... I made these delicious little critters instead. Seemed like a decent substitute for a guilty pleasure.  

Everyone loves this recipe, even the most discriminating of palates. Even my macaroni and cheese aficionados were joining in on the bacon carnage. The result when serving this is always complete and utter annihilation. I made these last night for some company we had over and once again.....there were no survivors. tumbleweeds blowing through my kitchen yet again, folks.


I found this recipe at Bless This Food. Coincidentally, this is my brother in law's wife. She has a wonderful lil' foodie blog and she brought these to my wedding this past June. The same result occurred. demolished in seconds. People were literally eating bites off of her plate as she walked to our outdoor tent. {we had an outdoor wedding, and some folks brought a dish} My "classy" brother dropped one in the mud....and still ate it. That's some serious bacon love right there.

 Ingredients:

  • 1lb potatoes (I used Yukon gold)
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary (or 1 1/2 fresh)
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1lb thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • hot sauce (I used Texas Pete)
  • salt & pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • liquid smoke
  • maple grill seasoning (opt)
Directions:

1. Pre heat oven to 400

2. 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 still be a bit firm, so that you may handle them, and wrap them in bacon.

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

4. Cut the strips of bacon in half (horizontaly) & then in half again (vertically). like so:


5. 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.


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

7. Place your bacon bites on a serving tray and pat lightly with a paper towel to remove some of the excess grease.

For the dipping sauce:

8. Mix the sour cream with a few teaspoons of hot sauce & about 1/2 tsp liquid smoke. Add the smoked paprika, maple bbq seasoning (opt), salt & pepper to taste. (this is not an exact science, I suggest taste testing till it is the spicy/smokiness you like. ::no double dipping tho:: hehe)

9. Serve sauce with your potato bites for dipping and enjoy! The results. complete annihilation: 


Details: Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 Total Time: 40 minutes Yield: I have no idea, these are literally consumed directly from the baking sheet before I am even able to place them on a serving dish. legit. straight up. shenanigans. {although i would suggest that if you are making this for a large crowd double the batch.

3 comments:

  1. Looks amazing - but what's liquid smoke?? I've never seen it/heard of it.

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  2. You know I had never heard of it either until I made this recipe. But it is basically a liquid in a jar that makes your food taste as though it's been smoked. Actually pretty good. You can add it to all kinds of foods. I believe I found it in the spice aisle or near the Tabasco sauce. I can't exactly remember.... But a store associate should be able to help you find it.

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  3. Hey Bridgett! I am visiting from Family Fresh Meals. Thanks for stopping by last week. This appetizer looks AMAZING. I love bacon wrapped anything :) I would love for you to come share this appetizer and any others you have at my Recipe of the Week: Appetizer post. As always, there is a gift card awarded to the winner:) Come check it out. I know many of my readers would LOVE this one.

    http://familyfreshmeals.blogspot.com/2011/12/recipe-of-week-appetizers.html

    Thanks!
    PS... I am your newest follower too! hehe

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