Appetizer | May 4, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

ok, YES! Happy Cinco de Mayo!! but we blasted you with all our current Cinco recipes last week, that today, instead of more mexican inspired dishes, we give you TOTAL American. Hows that, eh? eh? REALLY what happened is that our post with a fellow blogger fell through- stinking technology. But, sometime soon you’ll see it.

(if you need a list of cinco de mayo recipe ideas, scroll to the bottom and click on the link)

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes on a plate with cocktail sticks

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes on a white plate

ok, go ahead and take a break from your diet and sit down and eat a little bacon and potato… actually… Lets show a little respect to potatoes. Did you know potatoes are pretty much fat free? A medium potato only has about 110 calories, is high in vitamin C and packs more potassium than a banana. They are suuuuper filling…its just what you choose to put on your potato (or , ahem, wrap around them.) that makes them fattening.Plus, they are also gluten free, so for any of your friends who do not eat gluten this makes a great appetizer. or side. or snack. They are so easy to make.

Soften your potatoes by boiling them for 3-5 minutes. Wrap with a bit of bacon and toothpick. Dip in brown sugar and bake until nice and crispy.

bacon wrapped potatoes getting rolled in brown sugar

Serve with a (spicy?) cheese sauce to compliment the sweet bacon flavor.

A side shot of Bacon Wrapped Potatoes on a plate
  
A close up of bacon Wrapped Potatoes on a white plate

5 from 1 vote
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

 A simple and delicious appetizer that's perfect for parties and entertaining!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Appetizers, Potato Appetizer
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 786 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
Bacon Potato Bites
  • 1 pound potatoes quartered
  • 1 pound regular-cut bacon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
Cheese Sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp Korr's veggie or chicken bullion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese don't budge on this one
  • 1 cup mild cheddar or a try pepper Jack Cheese for a little kick!
Instructions
Bacon Potato Bites
  1. In a med sauce pan add hot water, salt and potatoes. Bring to a boil and boil for about 3-5 minutes. You don't want them fork tender, because they will still bake. but they do need to be soft.
  2. Let potatoes cool a bit.
  3. Cut strips of bacon into thirds and wrap around each potato bite
  4. Stick with toothpick to hold bacon in place
  5. Roll in brown sugar
  6. Place on baking sheet and bake in oven for 30 minutes, flipping half way. Till bacon is crispy.
Cheese Sauce
  1. In a med sauce pan, on med-low heat melt butter and whisk in flour.
  2. allow flour to bubble for a minute, add in bullion.
  3. Slowly pour in milk, while quickly whisking.
  4. let sauce thicken, and add cheese.
  5. Stir sauce until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 786 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 80%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 1633mg 68%
Potassium 654mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 39g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 42.3%
Iron 19.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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