600g red potatoes


Boiling water

50g Parmesan cheese, grated

Freshly ground black pepper

Bread crumbs

Olive oil

350g thin slices of fresh bacon


Preparation of Potatoes: Begin by cutting the potatoes into wedges. Place them in a bowl, sprinkle some salt, and pour boiling water over them. Cover the bowl and let the potatoes sit for 30 minutes. This will partially cook and season them.

Breadcrumb Mixture: While the potatoes are soaking, in a separate mixing bowl, combine the grated Parmesan, freshly ground black pepper, and breadcrumbs.

Coating the Potatoes: Once the potatoes have sat for 30 minutes, drain them and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Lightly drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, ensuring each wedge is coated. This will help the breadcrumb mixture stick to the potatoes. Now, roll each potato wedge in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing lightly so that the mixture adheres well.

Wrapping in Bacon: Take a slice of bacon and wrap it around a breadcrumb-coated potato wedge. Ensure the ends of the bacon are at the bottom of the potato, which will prevent it from unraveling while baking.

Baking: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Arrange the bacon-wrapped potato bites on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, ensuring they are spaced apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and the potatoes are golden brown.

Serving: Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly. Serve these Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with a side of sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.

Pro Tip: For an added kick, you can incorporate a dash of hot sauce or smoked paprika into the breadcrumb mixture. This will give the potato bites an extra layer of flavor.

Enjoy! These delightful bites are sure to be the star of your next party or gathering. They pair wonderfully with a cold beverage and good company. Cheers to a tasty treat that's easy to make and even easier to devour!