1Wash the fingerling potatoes. Leave the skins on. I took my spuds and cut them lengthwise in 1/2 and then in 1/2 again. Quartering them.
Take olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder and cayenne mix in a good size bowl. Add sliced fingerlings and toss and coat them well with this mixture. Use slotted spoon to drain and put them on cookie sheet. Roast in oven 45-45 minutes at 400 degrees, turn them once after 20 minutes.
2While the potatoes are roasting dice up 6 slices of bacon & cook until rendered and drain on paper towel. Chop up 3-4 green onions (scallions) use all of the onion green and white..cut on the bias for a nice look. Chop about 2 tablespoons of cilantro if you like. I put the onion and cilantro in water for about 10 minutes and then drain to mellow the onion out and infuse the cilantro with it.
3After potatoes are done, about 45 minutes, drain excess olive oil off cookie sheet. Spinkle potatoes with a small amount of salt then.. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese and bacon on top of potatoes, place back in oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts.
I took a spatula and placed them on a platter. I used Uncle Dans Buttermilk dressing and drizzled it on the potatoes and then sprinkled onion/cilantro mixture over all of it. You can also used canned jalapenos, chipotle,tomatoes, olives, sour cream etc. to top this off.
Fantastic appetizer that ends up being a meal. No waste of potatoes (like potatoe skins) and they cook beautifully tender on the inside and crunchy thin skins on the out...Enjoy...Feast...Mack!
I get the fingerling potatoes..(3 pounds) at the local 99 cent store. It's a great way to do something different and it looks as pretty as any appetizer I have paid $8 for.
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