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Potato Bites

I love potatoes . . .red skin, mashed, sweet, and of course, fried! When deciding on an appetizer for the Breakstone’s Recipe Contest , I wanted to stay simple, but put a modern and elegant twist on a familiar ingredient; thus the idea of Mini Potato Bites was formed.

Potato Bites are a mini version of twice-baked potatoes. These Potato Bites are bursting with the familiar flavors of bacon, cheese and Breakstone’s Sour Cream and are the perfect start to a meal full of comfort foods.

This appetizer is simple to prepare and can be served without utensils because they are small enough to be eaten in one bite. These adorable potato bites are a so rich and savory that your guests will be satisfied after only one, although, tasty enough that they probably won’t be able to stop there. Don’t let them get too full though! I’ve got a fantastic entree coming your way that will be sure to turn those drab turkey leftovers into something extraordinary

Stay tuned for more Breakstone’s Sour Cream deliciousness and get ready to vote, because each vote you cast {starting on November 15th} will enter you for a chance to win up to $1,000 from Breakstone’s! Friday’s post will feature my mouth watering Turkey Pot Pies, which are sure to be a hit on any holiday menu.In the meantime, head over to Breakstone’s to learn a little more about me and meet my competition.

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Potato Bites

Ingredients:

15 small red skin potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher Salt

For the Filling:

1/4 cup of Breakstone’s Sour Cream
3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter; softened
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
3 slices of bacon; cooked until crisp and chopped
1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
4 chives finely chopped

Garnish

Breakstone’s Sour Cream
Finely chopped chives

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Slice off a thin portion from the bottoms of the potatoes so they can sit upright without falling over.

3. Add potatoes to a gallon size bag and pour in your olive oil. Seal and coat all of the potatoes with the olive oil.

4. Remove potatoes from bag and place the potatoes upright on a foil-lined sheet pan; sprinkle with salt.

5. Bake the potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes or until tender.

6. When the potatoes have cooled enough to be handled, carefully scoop out most of the potato into a bowl. A serrated spoon works well for this process.
Take care to leave enough potato in the skin so the shells stay together.

7. Mash the scooped potato lightly with fork, or run through a potato ricer.

8. Add the Breakstone’s Sour Cream, heavy cream, butter, and salt and combine until smooth.

9. Fold in chopped bacon and cheese into the potato mixture.

10. Evenly spoon or pipe the filling into the hollowed potatoes and return to the 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

11. Garnish with Breakstone’s Sour Cream and finely chopped chives.

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Bk

Friday 28th of March 2014

I am making these for a cocktail party tomorrow night. I have baked the potatoes and will fill them, but can I wait to cook them right before I serve them? If you garnish with sour cream won't it melt on the potatoes if they are warm?

Jamie

Wednesday 9th of April 2014

Bk-

If the potatoes are really hot the sour cream will melt. I would garnish and serve after they have cooled down or are even room temperature. They will be equally delicious and easier for your guests to handle. Thanks so much for stopping in and have a fantastic day!

-Jamie

Sheila

Sunday 16th of December 2012

I did these for a catering job and they turned out really good....after cooking I had to fill some of them up because as they cooked the potato inside sank. Everyone was pleased with taste and mine weren't that red either. But still pretty!

MBA

Sunday 16th of December 2012

Sheila- I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback - have a great day! -Jamie

lindsay

Monday 26th of November 2012

Hi! I just wanted to let you know I am including this in a 35 Christmas party appetizers and drinks collection over at Mommy's Sweet Confessions. Thank you!

Linsi Miller

Monday 9th of April 2012

These will be great for my family reunion.

Deb

Monday 17th of January 2011

WOW! I am huge potato lover and I am always looking for different ways to make them. This contains all my favorite too; baby red potatoes, baked, sour cream, bacon & cheese. Yummers, can not wait to try these, forget looking for a reason to make them I am just going to!! LOL

I am curious as to how does the skin of your potatoes in the picture above stay sooo red?!?!?

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