I recently found a recipe for bacon-wrapped baby potatoes on Tastespotting and was sort of dumbfounded because I hadn’t made them before. I’ve wrapped bacon around breadsticks, hot dogs, scallops, beef, chicken, salmon, shrimp, jalapeños, cipollini onions, cherry tomatoes, dates, pineapple, prunes, figs, asparagus and even wrapped bacon around slices of fried SPAM. I know… pork on pork (Oink) !
When I clicked on the link to the recipe, I realized it was incomplete but decided to try them anyway. How difficult could it be?
Well it was EASY and FUN. I brought the ingredients to my sister’s house last night and the kids did all the work! We made two batches so there was plenty leftover for breakfast. The kids (who all cook) were discussing the best way to use the bacon-wrapped potatoes in the morning. Maybe cut them into chunks and scramble with some egg whites. Or smash them in a frying pan with a couple of eggs on top then add some cheese and broil everything. How about slicing them with some herbs for a simple side of hash browns?
4 lbs. of baby potatoes, washed & patted dry
1 pack of regular bacon (not thick)
Toothpicks. Soak in water first to prevent burning.
Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
Depending on the size of the potato, cut and wrap the bacon around the potatoes and secure with a toothpick.
Place potatoes in a baking dish and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and bacon is cooked to your liking.
Remove and drain on paper towels before serving.
Note: We served them with some fried crispy onion bits (the kind you find in the produce section), chives and sour cream.
The original (now corrected) recipe link
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