Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites

 

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites

I’d write something eloquent about this, but doesn’t the recipe title tell you everything? My friend Corinne of spare cake made these for me a few years ago, and my guess is that she didn’t make the recipe up. It’s not even much of a recipe — just an amazing technique that you need to know for your next gathering (or blizzard day in).

If your allergies prevent you from eating commercial bacon or frozen tater tots, fear not. We have you covered with DIY bacon and a few versions of potato bites. (If you are making your own, I’d suggest cooking the tots about half way through before wrapping them in bacon).

Enjoy.

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites
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This is a great appetizer for the next sporting event or movie night or other gathering where clean fingers aren't a priority (so do not make this for a gaming night!). Plan on maybe a half-dozen potato bites per person, fewer if you have other hearty appetizers. I always cook some extra potatoes just because you can never have extra potatoes.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites
Print Recipe
This is a great appetizer for the next sporting event or movie night or other gathering where clean fingers aren't a priority (so do not make this for a gaming night!). Plan on maybe a half-dozen potato bites per person, fewer if you have other hearty appetizers. I always cook some extra potatoes just because you can never have extra potatoes.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 strips bacon
  • 24 tater tots or potato bites check ingredients!
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 420ºF.
  2. Take frozen tots out of oven OR make and pre-bake DIY tater tots (bake for half the time in the recipe linked above).
  3. Line a sheet pan with slightly crumpled foil (this will act as a bit of a "rack" for the bacon). Lay strips of bacon out, close, but not touching or overlapping. Bake for about 10 minutes -- bacon should start getting some color, but will not yet be crispy. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  4. If using frozen tots that aren't thawed yet (and most won't in 10 minutes), bake for 10 minutes.
  5. When tots are cool enough to touch, wrap each tot in half a strip of bacon, overlapping on one side and stick a toothpick through the overlapped part and out the other side.
  6. Place back on baking sheet (not the greasy foil one!) and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until bacon is crisp and potatoes are cooked through (usually brown on the ends).
  7. Eat with dipping sauce of your choice. Ketchup is good, but cashew ranch would also be a good choice.
    Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites
Recipe Notes

420ºF

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