Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Honey Scallion Sauce


I have to tell you straight up that these potatoes are amazing!! Just thinking about them, while I type up this post, is making my mouth water. I made these potatoes a few months ago and totally forgot to post the recipe. While browsing through my photos, I saw these and just had to share them with you. I found this recipe on the Food Network website. I just love browsing the recipes over there, since there is such a huge variety of them to choose from. These quickly caught my eye, since we are all big bacon and potato fans.


I was intrigued that these were tossed in a sweet honey scallion sauce. We all know that sweet and salty are an awesome combination, so I knew that we'd probably love these. I didn't, however, think they would be so addictive, LOL. Even though I was full, it didn't stop me from snacking on some of the remaining potatoes, as I tidied up the dinner dishes. I just loved the combination of the creamy potato, salty smoky bacon and sweet honey. The only thing I changed was to use chives, rather than scallions. This fantastic and easy side dish would knock the socks off any dinner guest!

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Honey Scallion Sauce
Adapted from Aaron McCargo, Jr. and Food Network
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2 large Idaho potatoes
Canola oil, for frying (about 2 cups)
8 slices apple wood smoked bacon, cut in 1/2 vertically
16 toothpicks
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

1. Cut each potato into 8 wedges and parboil until fork tender.

2. In a preheated large saute pan, heat oil on medium-high heat. Wrap each potato wedge with 1 strip of bacon and secure with 1 toothpick on each end. Pan-fry in oil until bacon and potato are golden brown, approximately 8 to 10 minutes, turning frequently with tongs to brown all sides evenly. Remove and drain on paper towels.

3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix butter, honey, black pepper, scallions and parsley. Stir with a spoon until fully mixed.

4. Toss potatoes in the glaze. Remove toothpicks and serve.

Food Network Kitchens have not tested this recipe and therefore cannot make representation as to the results.


This post linked to

Hearth and Soul
Tasty Tuesday
Delicious Dishes
See ya in the Gumbo


Krystal said...

Yum, this is something I could eat all day. Can't wait to try it!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

I love the Food Network site too, you're right, so many recipes and so much variety. Anything with bacon is a hit with me - these sound amazing Cindy!

MM said...

Thanks for linking up.

I'm glad you revisited these. When you mentioned them before, I wanted to try them. But I forgot! If it has scallions, I'm all for it.

Alea Milham said...

My teenage son would love this! What a delicious recipe. thanks for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

Becki Jacobs said...

Wow, this looks like such a treat! I love looking at Food Network, too and Aaron has had some really good recipes. The combo of the salty/smoky bacon with the sweetness from the honey sounds good with you wrap it around a potato it sounds amazing! I also love potatoes with scallions..mmmm..

Jennifurla said...

They sounds wonderful

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your potatoes look and sound so good! I think they would make a perfect holiday side dish too. Thank you for sharing them with the Hearth and Soul hop. I've chosen them as one of my highlights from last week, and linked to them in my Hearth and Soul post today.