Janie, from TOH posted this and I wanted to include all her notes. She is a great cook and writes such detailed reviews including her tweaks and ideas!
When Linda posted this recipe Friday I thought boy I have to try these ~ My first thought was to make a few and serve them with some Chicken Strips. Well I never got around to it and in the end that turned out to be a good idea. A better idea came to mind yesterday morning. Mr wants some scrambled eggs ~ This will be perfect and perfect they were ~ What a fun little recipe to make and in no time at all I had a handful made ~ I found that the potatoes that were cut into sticks held up better and were easier to wrap. I also found out that cutting the long strip down the middle into 2 very thin strips worked out a little better that the wider strips. The potatoes were wonderful, roasted and seasoned perfectly with that nice slight taste of bacon ~ And to top it off That Dip was great ~ Wow ~ It just make the potatoes even more enjoyable~ All of these ingredients are so fitting and perfectly matched. Linda, This is a great Recipe either as a Appy or as a Mini Side ~ Thanks so much for sharing it ~ We really enjoyed ~ The Little Bites" That looked so cute ~ Janie ~
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites w/a Spicy Dipping Sauce
1 pound of small or medium potatoes, Cut into 1" pieces~ Try to keep them all the same size'
Boiled till you can stick them with a fork with no resistance, About 3-4 minutes.
I cut them in 1/2 then in 1/2 again creating little semi fat sticks. The bacon was so eay to wrap aroud them and a thought came to mind ~ Frozen french fries would be perfect and every stick would be of perect size~
1-1/2 tsp Rosemary
1 Tbs olive oil ( just eyeballed and I used just (1) ap potato
1/2 tsp salt and some ground pepper
12-oz to 1 pound of thick bacon slices ( for the amount of potatoes I used I used 3 strips of bacon) My potato rendered about 12 small sticks
Drain the cooked potatoes and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle them with the olive oil to coat and add the spices. Toss to coat well. Cut the bacon trips in 1/2 and wrap a piece around each potato bite. Secure with a toothpick. Place the wrapped potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. Flip then cook for another 15 minutes.
Dipping Sauce ( Combine all )
1 cup of sour cream
1 tsp hot sauce
salt and pepper
* this is a Perfcet little sauce for the Bites ~ yum ~ Janie
* The toothpicks practically keeps the potatoes from sticking to the foil. It acts as a little leaning tool allowing some of the bacon grease to baste then run off of the potato instead of sitting in it ~