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Smoked Gouda & Bacon Potatoes Recipe

Smoked Gouda & Bacon Potatoes Recipe

A hearty, special appetizer you'll need to eat with a fork! Creme fraiche gives these bites a decadent flavor. —Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 15 small red potatoes, halved
  • 15 bacon strips
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cups creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  • 1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut tops off of garlic bulbs. Brush with oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or just until tender. Cut bacon strips in half widthwise. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 375°. Place a tablespoonful of cheese on the cut side of a potato half. Wrap with a half-strip of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat. Sprinkle appetizers with pepper. Bake 10-15 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
  • 4. For sauce, squeeze softened garlic into a food processor. Add creme fraiche and cilantro; cover and process until blended. Serve with potatoes. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen (2 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 161 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Smoked Gouda & Bacon Potatoes

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Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 101064
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"I made these for Christmas and everyone loved them. I had some large red potatoes so I had to quarter them and they were a little harder to wrap up. The smaller red potatoes would definitely work better. The only downside for me was that it takes a while to get everything prepped and cooked, but the rave reviews I got from my family means that I'll be making them for a long time."

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twodogs16 User ID: 6280406 186652
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"This was good but alittle bland. Add some hot pepper maybe. I`ll try this next time."

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omnipc User ID: 4430280 117740
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Awesome! I used pre-cooked bacon...just flexible enough to wrap each potato, but just done enough to require minimum oven time."

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Cobourgcook User ID: 4808136 101264
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Made these for New Year's party...what a hit, everyone devoured them. Could not find creme fresh, so used sour cream - works like a dream. I did find I needed to broil the bacon at the end in order to crisp up"

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permitclerk User ID: 3065038 186651
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I just rated this recipe. Should have been (5) stars not (2)."

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permitclerk User ID: 3065038 167656
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"I made these at Christmas...a BIG HIT!! After baking, I put some parsley flakes and melted butter on them."

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