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Stud Spuds: How to Make a Potato Pop

I saw these wonderful little potatoes making the rounds on Pinterest and thought, “Huh, this might be a good idea.” So I decided to come up with my own recipe for it.

Now if for some reason you are not convinced that these would be ABSOLUTELY delicious, then to you I say: POTATOES. WRAPPED. IN. BACON…

If you would like a more eloquent description, then let me tell you that the potatoes are creamy and soft while the bacon is crispy, and both flavors complement each other like they are soulmates (and we all know that while potatoes like to dally with sour cream and butter from time to time, its true love is bacon).

As a matter of fact, I had a game night last weekend where I served these. They did not last five minutes. Actually I believe one of my guests requested them for her birthday, Christmas, and any other gift that I might ever give her!

But I digress, here is the extremely hard recipe for these morsels of goodness:

-1 package of baby potatoes (a golden variety preferred)

-1 package of bacon (go for a thick cut)

-salt and pepper to taste

-2 Tbsp vegetable oil

-chopped parsley or chives for garnish

Set oven to 400 degrees and let it heat.

Meanwhile toss the potatoes in a baking sheet with salt, pepper and oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until fork tender (you stick a fork in them, if it goes in it is ready, if the potato repels you like it has an anti-fork shield, put it back in the oven and show it who is boss!). Set aside until it cools to room temperature. Then cut all your strips of bacon in half. Once your potatoes have cooled wrap each in one of the bacon halves, set them back down in the baking sheet with the seam side down. Bake at 375 degrees for another 20 minutes or until your bacon is nice and crisp. Garnish with parsley or chives. Serve them hot or at room temperature.

That is it. Deliciousness awaits you in less than an hour!

You could also serve them with a sauce if you are so inclined.

Mix the following:

-1/2 cup sour cream

-1/4 cup mascarpone cheese (can substitute with cream cheese)

-2 Tbsp green onions diced very fine

-2 Tbsp chives diced very fine

-salt and pepper to taste

Serve next to your potatoes and see tears of gratitude in the eyes of your guests!


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