Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Panchetta Wrapped Baked Potato Sticks

Last week on The Next Food Network Star one of the contestants made a bacon wrapped potato wedge with a honey scallion sauce. The judges raved over it saying that it could be his "signature" dish.

It looked really, really good on TV, so I thought I would try my own version. I used russet potatoes that I partially cooked in the microwave. I cut the potatoes into small bite size pieces and wrapped them with small pieces of panchetta and fresh ground black pepper, put them on a baking sheet and baked them at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes.

The result was really good, but I’m going to make a few changes next time. I think I would like to try to marinate the partially cooked potatoes in some sort of vinegar dressing, them wrap in the panchetta.

The idea is to have a Warm German Potato Salad Stick. I think it will make a great starter or side dish for pork chops or steak.


Veronica said...

I keep forgetting to watch that show! Those potatoes look so tasty! What a clever idea.

the deer whisperer said...

these look super yummy! when are you going to make them for us?

Deborah said...

I need to try this! You've done such a great job at them!

Jenny said...

Funny, that recipe caught my eye too. Your version looks really yummy!

Allie said...

I made these this past weekend. I threw the whole bacon wrapped potato in the deep fryer and they turned out really nice. I did like the honey scallion sauce he made with it and mine turned out pretty good. Like you I would do a couple of things different next time, but it's easy enough to make next time my husband has the guys over. I made Aaron's pork dish too. Gonna post that tomorrow on my site. Don't want to use up all your space with my rambling comment. lol :)