Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites are so dangerously tasty and easy to make, its almost a sin! The guys over at The Kitchn really knew what they were doing when they created these little delectable bites. Feel free to click on the above link to see their original recipe as well as brows their recipes and kitchen solutions! Loads of good stuff there, its my new go to site!!!
With that being said, this recipe is super flexible… dont like rosemary? you can just use salt and pepper or any other spice you like paired with potatoes and bacon! Also if your nervous about making a spicy sour cream dipping sauce that goes with this recipe… Just use plain sour cream spiced up with chopped chives or green onions! Use your imagination people, the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!
1 Lb Small or Medium Potatoes
Salt & Pepper
1 1/2 Tsp Fresh Minced Rosemary
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Pkg Thick Cut Bacon
1 Cup Sour Cream
1-3 Tsp Hot Sauce
Preheat your oven to 400 F.
Mince your rosemary nice and fine….
Doesn’t that look nice? I like to think so!
Start by scrubbing and drying your potatoes.
Chop potatoes into 1″ cubes or slightly smaller. According to The Kitchn, the smaller they are, the more poppable they are going to be… Your call here guys!
Transfer potatoes to a large pot and cover with water.
Salt the water and bring to a roaring boil cooking only 3-4 minutes.
While the potatoes are doing the magic, make your spicy sour cream dip by combining 1-3 tsp hot sauce with 1 cup of sour cream. Chill until the potatoes are ready to be served. A suggestion from The Kitchn is to just “swirl the hot sauce into the sour cream instead of fully mixing it in, you’ll get a roulette of spicy and cool bites”. True story…
You want them slightly fork tender, but not cooked all the way because they will fall apart on us! (And yes, I am still doing the wooden spoon trick to keep the pot from boiling over… dont knock it!)
Drain potatoes and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary then toss around in the pot well to even coat.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and set up an assembly line of sorts with the baking sheet, potatoes, bacon, and tooth picks. It makes life easier.
Also crack open a beer… again, it makes life easier…
Wrap each cube with a slice of bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip the potato bites and cook another 20 minutes or until the bacon is cooked all the way and crispy.
I made half bacon wrapped potato bites and half just roasted potato bites in the off chance my 5 year old niece was being a picky eater. Rest assured, she had her fair share of the bacon wrapped potato bites!