Frightening Fingerlings (Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes)

Easy-to-make bacon-wrapped potatoes, with a cheese fondue dip, are a spooktacular appetizer recipe to share with your Halloween guests!

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Ingredients:

Bacon-Wrapped Idaho® Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds Idaho® fingerling
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 pound hickory-smoked bacon

Cheese Fondue Dip:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces Emmenthal cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large pot, add cleaned potatoes. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the water begins to boil, cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until just barely fork-tender. Do not fully cook through or they will fall apart during the second cooking.
  3. Drain and allow to steam dry for a few minutes. Toss the potatoes in olive oil to lightly coat and season to taste with salt.
  4. Cut the bacon strips in half. Wrap each Idaho fingerling potato with a half strip of bacon. Arrange bacon-wrapped potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until bacon is golden and crispy.
  6. While potatoes are roasting, prepare the cheese fondue dip. In a saucepan, heat the unsalted butter with cornstarch over low heat until melted.
  7. Whisk in the wine and salt, stirring continually over medium-low heat until just starting to boil. Continue to cook, continually stirring for about 1 minute until the mixture starts to thicken.
  8. Turn down the heat to low, add the cheese and thyme and continue to stir just until the cheese is melted. Season to taste.
  9. Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes, serve with the bacon-wrapped potatoes.

Notes:

  • If you cannot find Idaho® fingerling potatoes, you can substitute Idaho baby potatoes, or Idaho baking potatoes cut into wedges.
  • The cheese fondue can also be served in a fondue pot or dip warmer.
  • White wine can be substituted for milk if preferred.

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Yield: 10-12

Source:
Stacey Doyle
Food Blogger
Little Figgy Food

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