Monday, July 13, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Creamer Potatoes

Delicious Creamer potatoes are wrapped in bacon and baked, for the ultimate kid friendly snack.

Bacon Wrapped Creamer Potatoes- The Little Potato Company Cooking with Little Chefs

What have you been up to this summer? We've been busy visiting my family at camp and chilling out at home. No matter where we are, you can bet that one or both of my kids will be asking for a snack. So I decided to get the kids into the kitchen, to create their own snack using Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company.

Ever since my kids were young, Hubby and I have had them helping in the kitchen. At first it was simple stuff like washing fruits and veggies, or pouring pre measured ingredients into the mixing bowl. Now that my kids are 7 & 10, I've been trying to get them more involved in meal making and teaching them how to use knives safely, how to handle food safely and how to use the stove safely. Mr B has become a master at making grilled cheese, and Queenie is a pro at peeling carrots and chopping fruits and veggies. So I knew they'd be up for the task of creating a yummy snack using Blushing Belle Creamer potatoes.

Little Potato Company

This recipe is a simple and delicious way to get cooking with your Little Chefs. It comes together in a snap and is as easy as cutting the potatoes, seasoning them and wrapping them in bacon. I loved seeing how proud they were of cutting the potatoes safely and deciding which seasonings would go well on the potatoes and in the dipping sauce. Cooking is an important skill that many parents are reluctant to teach their kids. If you keep it simple, it will do great things for their self esteem.

Bacon Wrapped Creamer Potatoes- The Little Potato Company Cooking with Little Chefs

The kids really liked using the Creamer potatoes, since the skins are so thin, they don't require peeling. Queenie, my picky eater, didn't even mind the skins as we all dug into our snack and I felt good knowing they were getting great nutrition from this delicious snack. Creamers are the perfect ingredient to use, when getting kids in the kitchen. They are easy to use and have a taste kids love.

Bacon Wrapped Creamer Potatoes- The Little Potato Company Cooking with Little Chefs

Bacon Wrapped Creamer Potatoes

16 The Little Potato Company Blushing Belle Creamer Potatoes 
1 lb of bacon, cut in half
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs Three Onion Seasoning (or seasoning of choice)
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt

dipping sauce:
1/3 C mayonnaise
1 tsp honey Dijon mustard
1 tsp Maple seasoning (or a smokey seasoning)
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut a small sliver from the bottom of each Creamer potato. This will make them more stable for the kids to cut in half, lengthwise. Place cut potatoes into a mixing bowl.

Season potatoes with olive oil, Three Onion Seasoning and salt; toss to coat. 

With clean hand, wrap 1 piece of bacon around each Creamer potato half and place seam side down onto a rimmed baking sheet. 

Have a grown up, or older child, place the potatoes in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes; until Creamers are tender and bacon is crisp. Have an adult, or older child remove the baking sheet from the oven using oven mitts. 

While potatoes are cooking, combine the dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Dip cooked bacon wrapped Creamers into dipping sauce and enjoy.

The Little Potato Company


nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

This potato dish sounds amazing!

Angela LeMoine said...

What a great idea and I LOVE that the kids are helping out!!! These potatoes sound just perfect!

Patty Anderson said...

I could not agree more about getting kids in the kitchen. I was too much of an uptight mom about knives and actually regret it. But all of my kids are really good in the kitchen and love to cook. This is a great recipe!

foody schmoody said...

Oh yum. I love any reason to consume some more bacon! and really what goes better w/ bacon than potatoes or vice versa, right?! Yum. The kids are cute. I often have my kiddos in there too!

Camilla Hawkins said...

Love these and have never seen this done before, fab with the dip:-) Potatoes and bacon were made for each other!

Peter of Feed Your Soul Too said...

Everything goes better with bacon!

justine fontinell said...

I love potatoes and I love bacon and putting them together like this is PEREFCT!

Amber | Caleigh's Kitchen said...

I love that the kiddos helped...and anything bacon wrapped gets my vote!
Thanks for linking up at Try a Bite Tuesday!! Hope to see you back next week again!

Angelique Ouellette-Tower said...

WOW - this is a genius idea & looks fantastic! I'm visiting from Tickle My Tastebuds.

Catherine Holt said...

Oh I completely agree, these look amazing. I'm sure my daughter would love them...and if she didn't...Id eat them!

Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

April J Harris said...

What a fun to make, delicious snack, Cindy! It's so important to get kids into the kitchen early as you have - it makes a real difference. My son is now 22 and he's really confident in the kitchen plus we have lots of happy memories of cooking when he was little :-) Love the delicious dipping sauce too!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

I love this recipe Cindy! I will be trying it soon too! I think everything taste better with bacon, eh

Joanne DiPalo said...

Love the recipe Cindy, and I'm a fan of 'cooking with kids'. I've been in the kitchen this summer with my grandsons, lots of fun and great learning experiences for both of us. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Lewis said...

I’m loving this! Pinned and tweeted! I always love your creations, thanks for sharing this with us at our party! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, we love seeing what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

I need to try these! They sound so tasty.

NewMrsAdventures said...

Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!