Belly Up to the Bar: Bacon Wrapped Potatoes

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Miriam Zelinsky | 0 Comments

Sports bars are notorious for their snacks. There can be nothing more enjoyable than digging into a plate of “appeteasers” surrounded by good friends and good booze. But lately, the standard fare at your typical bar has become pedestrian and tired. No longer are the days when a plate of potato skins can thrill you. The 80s are over and so are mozz sticks, Miller Lites , and mullets. The least they could do is class up the apps. Therefore, I submit for your approval a new take on some classic flavors; all the charm of the spud without the solidified cheddar cheese in a skin. These bacon wrapped potatoes provide a bit of whimsy while satisfying your cravings for BACON and starch. A creamy dill sauce replaces the heavy sour cream for a flavorful finish.

Simple flavors can stand up to a bold brew. Go for something hearty like a stout or if you really want to go nuts, grab a bottle of something bacon flavored. If it’s hard to find something bacon flavored that doesn’t have that artificial taste, instead try Port City Brewing which does a nice porter if that’s your thing.

--M. Perrelli

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Dill Sauce 

What You'll Need:

1 lb or so of new potatoes (halved)

9 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise

¼ cup light mayonnaise

½ cup fat-free Greek yogurt

splash of half and half (more for a thinner sauce)

1 tbsp dill weed

½ tsp seasoning salt (Lawry’s)

1 tsp dried parsley

salt and pepper 

 

Directions:

  1. Steam the potatoes in a steamer basket until tender 15-18 minutes. I love my bamboo steamer and use it for all my steaming but use what you have. If you prefer to use the microwave, that is also acceptable for this step.
  2. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Let the potatoes cool enough to handle.
  4. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil (you won’t want to skip this step).
  5. Wrap the bacon halve around each potato and place on the baking sheet with the seam on the bottom. Bake 18-20 minutes or until the bacon is crisp.
  6. While the potatoes cook, combine the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and which to combine. Serve with the potatoes.


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