Man Food: Bacon & Potatoes 2 WaysMacki West
Wanna make your man happy on Father’s Day? Cook him up some bacon wrapped potato wedges and some Hasselback potatoes with bacon and cheese with a little sour cream dip (yep, you read that right). The wedges are served with eggs for breakfast followed by a man nap and then serve up the Hasselback’s along side a juicy steak for dinner. It will be an all day man food fest fit for a king. Just watch as he falls in love all over again.
Here’s how you make man food:
For the wedges get a couple russet potatoes and a package of bacon – thick cut. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and cut the potato into wedges and wrap each wedge with a piece of bacon and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes depending on how big your potatoes are. Give the old fork test for softness. If they are getting brown sooner, take ’em out. Serve with sour cream dip.
For the Hasselback Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese.
4 yukon gold potatoes
package of good bacon
some butter (1/2 a stick)
garlic (couple of cloves)
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400. Slice the potatoes into thin slices about 3/4 of the way through. Melt the butter and mix with the minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Brush onto the sliced potatoes. I topped each piece with a half a slice of uncooked bacon. After 20 minutes brush on some more butter/garlic. Cook the bacon halfway and cut it into small pieces. Place the partially cooked bacon into the slits of the potato, fill ’em up. Cook for another 10 minutes or until you fork them and they are soft and the bacon is cooked. Cover with shredded cheese and place back in the oven for a couple of minutes. Serve with a rare steak and sour cream dip.
Sour cream dipping sauce. This is good for either the wedges or the Hasselback’s.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or more)
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
couple of grind of sea salt
2 green onion tops chopped
Mix it all together and serve with the man food.
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