Happy New Year!!! This has been such a great year for AnnaShortcakes! Yesterday I reached 20,000 views! How exciting! I can’t wait to see what other awesome things will happen in the New Year.
Another great bacon recipe today. Some other posts include:
Bacon Week Part 1: Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!
Bacon Week Part 2: Bacon Salt
Bacon Week Part 3: Beer and Bacon Mac and Cheese
Bacon Week Part 4: Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Bacon Week Part 5: Bourbon, Caramel, Marshmallow, Bacon Bark
I love making extra of these for leftovers. They are one of my new favorites and are sure to be on my table frequently.
Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
- 1 pound small or medium red potatoes
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Freshly ground pepper
- 12 ounces to 1 pound thick-cut bacon
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1-3 teaspoons hot sauce (think Frank’s or the like)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash and dry the potatoes. Chop them into 1-inch pieces, keeping the chunks roughly the same size even if they aren’t the exact same shape. Put the potatoes in a medium pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Season the water with 2 teaspoons of salt. Once the water begins to boil, cook the potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes, until you can stick a fork into them without too much resistance. You want the potatoes to be almost, but not fully, cooked through so they won’t fall apart during the next steps.
Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the rosemary, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a few grinds of pepper, and toss until the potatoes are evenly coated.
Cut the strips of bacon into thirds. Wrap each potato bite in a piece of bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Put the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil spaced an inch or two apart. You may need to cook the potatoes in two batches.
Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, then flip each piece. Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through and as crisp as you like it. Mix the sour cream and hot sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Pile the potato bites on a plate and serve alongside the dip.
*I totally forgot the source of this recipe, though I know for sure it was not my own creation. If it is your’s, please let me know and I will credit it to you.