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Best Bacon-Potato Bites with Spicy Dip

Updated on December 7, 2012
4 stars from 5 ratings of Bacon-Potato Bites

This is an all around perfect snack or appetizer for several people. The herb, rosemary, is not set in stone, either. I happened to try a tsp. of dry thyme leaves, so herbs are going to be your preference. You can make the bacon as crispy as you want, and even tweak the spicy dipping sauce to your level of spiciness. For me, I doubled the spice, as I like a kick. Depending upon how many people you wish to serve, this recipe required two pans to cook with for me. I rotated a new one in the oven when the first was finished. This is OUTSTANDING!!

Half of the two cookie sheets made
Half of the two cookie sheets made | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: serves 6-8 as appetizer/snack

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. small or med. red or white potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tsps. salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsps. fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 12 oz. to 1 lb. thick cut bacon
  • 1 cup(8 oz.) sour cream
  • 1-3 tsp hot sauce
  • salt and pepper

Easy Directions

  1. Wash and dry potatoes. Chop into roughly 1" square pieces, and put in medium sized pot, add 2 tsp. salt, cover, and cook 3-4 minutes once water comes to a boil. You'll want potatoes almost cooked, but enough so that once you sick a fork in them there is a bit of resistance.
  2. Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the rosemary(or other spice), olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a few grinds of pepper, and toss until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  3. 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. I had to do this, so the cook time given above is for each batch
  4. 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.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      No, Clairemy, but give me time to look into some. The only thing that I can suggest is Norwegian goat cheese. The one that I tried was orange and very creamy.

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      Claire 5 years ago

      Thanks, I will, btw, have any good Norwegian recipes handy?

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wonderful, Claire. Now, experiment a bit with your own herbs and spices. If you use the dry variety, use 50% less. The cooking will help intensify the flavor, so fresh isn't always necessary.

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      Claire 5 years ago

      I did!!:))

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Clairemy. Oh, yes, you will definitely like this if you like bacon. Have a ball!

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      Claire 5 years ago

      I was wondering what to nibble on as no-one else is here for lunch today....and here it is. I looked at this recipe after I had read your hub on the Owlets, which too is very, very good.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It is easy, Sparrowlet, and it tastes great. I used the left over bacon grease to fry potatoes for breakfast.

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      Katharine L Sparrow 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Oh, yum!! I will have to try it, sounds pretty easy!

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, thelyricwriter. i have loads of great recipes to share!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      5 star rating Aviannovice. This sounds easy enough to do with your detailed instructions. I love trying new dishes and this is right down my alley. Very good job my friend.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      kashmir, I think it's definitely worth having again and again at parties and small get togethers. Hope you like it as much as I do

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi aviannovice, great recipe and so easy to make and sounds so delicious .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Gloshei, if you like bacon, this will be a good one for you.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for stopping by freecampingaussie. I was impressed with it when I tried it.

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      Gloria 5 years ago from France

      This sounds great avian I will definately try this one.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      This looks very tasty !

      I found you while hub hopping .

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      freecampingaussie 5 years ago from Southern Spain

      This looks tasty for a snack !

      I found you while hub hopping .

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Well, Glennys, you know how it is. That's what friends do!

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      gamby79 5 years ago

      It tasted sooooo great! The sauce was delicious too! Thanks for letting me eat a bit..or rather...a whole baking sheet full! :)

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It is easy, Jackie. The flavor will send you to the store again for another pound of bacon. make sure you have extra potatoes on hand.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Wow this sounds great and very easy!

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