I’d place bacon and potatoes into this category of “foods I wish were better for me.” Because bacon and potatoes are delicious. Because bacon and potatoes are amazing. Because when God saw what humans did with cured pig meat, God was all, “My children, I see that you have improved upon my creation! BRAVO!“
When I saw the following recipe for bacon-wrapped potatoes (which you then dip in homemade ranch dressing…UH HUH!), I immediately ran to my bacon stash (why yes, doesn’t everyone have one?), pulled out a handful of potatoes, and went to whipping up this most delicious and amazing recipe.
If you too are a lover of bacon and potatoes (and ranch dressing, OH YES!), then I suggest you run to your own bacon and potato stash and get cooking too.
1 1/2 pounds new potatoes, halved, to equal 30 potato halves. (Really any smaller potato should do.)
15 slices bacon, halved crosswise.
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill, or 2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1. Steam the potatoes in a steamer basket in a large saucepan until tender. (Don’t have a large steamer basket? I used a our large metal pasta strainer!) This should take about 15-18 minutes. Let them cool.
2. Heat your oven to 425F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Wrap each potato half with a half slice of bacon. Place bacon wrapped potatoes seam side down on the baking sheet. Bake until the bacon is crisp, 18-20 minutes.
3. Whisk the mayo, buttermilk, dill, black pepper, and salt in a medium bowl.
4. Stand back in awe (with bacon grease on your fingers) and be amazed (as you crunch on your incredible bacon-wrapped potato appetizer) that this is one of the simplest recipes (oh nom nom nom) that you have ever made.
Though bacon-wrapped potatoes are definitely binge-worthy, this recipe should make enough to share. I mean, thirty bacon-wrapped potatoes might be too much, you know what I mean? So you can share. Like, maybe three or four. (Okay, maybe twenty-three or twenty-four.)
And yes, please dip them in the delightful dill sauce/ranch dressing too. Because if there’s anything that pairs with a fine bacon and potato dish, it’s a fine little sauce like this. Am I right?
Of course I’m right.
courtesy of: http://birthingbeautifulideas.com/?p=7457