This was another appetizer that I brought to the 60th anniversary party. I never get a chance to cook unhealthy things, so I figured I was going to go all out and not care about calories/fat content for once. I definitely would not recommend sitting down and eat more than 3 of these, but its great for a party for everyone to have one or two, as I always say everything in moderation. I hope you enjoy these tasty little suckers!
- 4 red potatoes peeled and cut into 1″ chunks. boiled until tender and drained of water
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 3/4 c. freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp. bacon fat
- 1/2 tsp. each of salt and pepper
- 1 lb. bacon
- 2 tablespoons of ricotta cheese
1.) While potatoes are boiling, fry up the bacon in a skillet. Cook the bacon well, after it cools it should crispy!
2.) Chop the bacon into small pieces and set aside.
3.) When the potatoes are cooked, drain all the water out. Begin mashing with a hand masher and add the sour cream, ricotta cheese, butter, salt, pepper and bacon fat. Let cool for 15 minutes, and then add the cheese and fold it in with a spatula.
4.) Using a spoon or a small ice cream scoop, scoop the mashed potato mixture into balls and roll in the crumbled bacon. Place on a cookie sheet and Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees, serve immediately.