Bacon-wrapped potatoes with lemon-herb dip

By Camille Moore
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When you’re entertaining around the holidays and serving cocktails, it’s important to also serve some substantial bites of food to go with it. It really doesn’t get more “substantial” or stick-to-your-ribs than potatoes and with a little jacket of crispy bacon and an herb-y sour cream dip, these nibbles will taste just like homestyle baked potatoes without all the fuss. The key shortcut in this recipe is the Parisienne potatoes – this way you don’t have to do any scrubbing, or peeling, or even pre-boiling. Just season, wrap, bake, and dip!

SERVES
10
 TO
12
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

  • 250 milliliters sour cream
  • 1 bunch green onion, dark green parts only, sliced paper thin
  • 1/2 bunch fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 400 gram package Parisienne potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 turns freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package bacon (no fancy flavour, just the regular kind)
  • Rounded toothpicks, soaked in water to prevent charring

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet first with foil, then with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  2. In a small bowl combine sour cream with the herbs, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir to combine and season with salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
  3. In a large bowl toss the potatoes with the oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder to season. Cut about ten or more slices of bacon in half across. Wrap each potato with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place onto prepared baking sheet leaving two centimeters of space between each. Note: depending on the size of your oven/baking sheet, you may have to cook these in batches. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip and continue cooking another 15 minutes until potatoes and bacon are browned and cooked through.
  4. Transfer cooked potatoes onto a platter and serve with the dip alongside. Enjoy!

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