Smoked Gouda & Bacon Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min.
Makes2-1/2 dozen (2 cups sauce)
- 2 whole garlic bulbs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 15 small red potatoes, halved
- 15 bacon strips
- 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 2 cups creme fraiche or sour cream
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 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° until softened, 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer just until tender, 8-10 minutes. 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.
- 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 until bacon is crisp, 10-15 minutes.
- For sauce, squeeze softened garlic into a food processor. Add creme fraiche and cilantro; cover and process until blended. Serve with potatoes.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 161 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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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.
Dec 31, 2011
This was good but alittle bland. Add some hot pepper maybe. I`ll try this next time.
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.
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
Jan 16, 2010
I just rated this recipe. Should have been (5) stars not (2).
Jan 16, 2010
I made these at Christmas...a BIG HIT!! After baking, I put some parsley flakes and melted butter on them.