Sunday, July 25, 2010

Potato Wedges with Bacon, Onions, and Smoked Cheddar

This week we have been trying to eat our way through several days of leftovers so I haven't been doing a lot of cooking. Finally I felt like the fridge was empty enough to cook again so I started brainstorming. My first idea was to make potato wedges and some sort of crock pot chicken. I ended up deciding against the chicken in favor of fish but the potato wedge idea blossomed into this amazing deliciousness and was a huge hit. 

4-6 medium potatoes cut into wedges
1/2-1 lb bacon (I used ends and pieces)
1 medium onion, sliced into rings
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp paprika
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 450º and heat a large skillet to medium-high heat and cook bacon and onions 4-5 minutes, until onions begin to soften and bacon pieces begin to be crisp. Drain fat from pan. Add potatoes, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper (this requires a generous amount of salt to achieve the perfect taste). Cook, stirring, until potatoes are well coated in seasonings then spread onto a cookie sheet. Let potatoes bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the oven when potatoes begin to turn golden and crispy. Move potatoes to a serving dish and sprinkle shredded cheese over top. If needed, put them back in the oven for a minute or two to melt cheese.


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