It’s March and you know what that means…..it’s time for March Madness!! If you are hosting a few friends or having a large crowd over to watch the big game, you will score big with these tasty bits o’ bacon and potatoes on a stick. Why does everything taste better when it’s on a stick? Honestly, you could probably wrap anything in bacon and it would be delicious (especially if you are married to a man like mine!). These appetizers are perfect for your game day party – they even look like something you might be served at a fancy bistro but they are hearty enough to please any sports fan, male or female.
Don’t forget the dipping sauce! The recipe for this sauce is great, it has a little spicy kick to it. Feel free to offer other dipping sauces as well, maybe a nice blue cheese or a sour cream and chive dip perhaps? Whatever your game day plans are, we have all the party supplies you need to keep all your guests happy.
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce
makes about three dozen bites
1 pound small or medium red potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped, fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper
12 ounces-to-1 pound thick-cut bacon
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon hot sauce
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Wash and dry the potatoes. Chop them into 1-inch pieces, keeping the chunks roughly the same size, even if they aren’t the exact same shape. Put the potatoes in a medium pot, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Season the water with salt. Once the water begins to boil, cook the potatoes for about 3 to 4 minutes, until you can stick a fork into them without too much resistance. You want the potatoes to be almost, but not fully, cooked through (so they won’t fall apart during the next steps).
Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the rosemary, olive oil, salt, and a few grinds of pepper, and toss until the potatoes are evenly coated.
Cut the strips of bacon in half. Wrap each piece of potato in a half-strip of bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Put the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. You may need to cook the potatoes in two batches.
Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, then flip each piece. Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the bacon is cooked through and crisp. 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.
Lori is a content writer for Discount Party Supplies. She is married with three kids and hosts many family gatherings and parties. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking yoga classes and in her secret life she likes going to heavy metal concerts (but don’t tell the other soccer moms!).