Bacon Onion Potato Nibbles

Appetizers, Snacks & Sides, Recipes

Who doesn’t love potatoes? I found these micro potatoes the other day and I love them. I don’t know if I love them because of their size or just how fun they are but they are a new staple in my house.

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F – The reason we transfer the potatoes is because it allows for them to continue to cook and gives the outside a slight crispy edge without causing them to wilt.
  • Place skillet on stove over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil, potatoes, salt and pepper. I don’t recommend using butter as a substitute because it can burn too easily and change the taste of the potatoes.
  • Stir and cook for about 10 minutes until the potatoes start to get soft and slightly brown on the outside.
  • Add sliced onion and bacon bits and take of heat. Stir and carefully transfer to the oven. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Stirring half way through. You don’t want to add these too early because it will overcook the onions and burn the bacon. I choose to use bacon bits so that the potatoes are not as greasy. Some choose to cook potatoes right in the bacon grease but I don’t do this for two reasons: 1) The nibbles are so small so they end up getting very greasy which can be messy and 2) Olive oil fat is healthier than bacon fat. Although, some don’t believe in cooking olive oil at these temperatures.
  • Once the potatoes are done, you can serve in skillet or transfer. I would recommend transferring to a new dish if you have company over because the skillet will be very hot and you don’t want your guest to accidently touch it… because they will.
  • CAUTION: Do not touch the skillet with bare hands, it is hot. Don’t place skillet on counter or table without something under it. It can damage your counter and table depending on the material.

EQUIPMENT

  • Skillet
  • Oven

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 Bag Potato Nibbles (Micro Potatoes)
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • ½ White Onion
  • 3 tbsp Bacon Bits

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Place skillet on stove over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil, potatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Stir and cook for about 10 minutes until the potatoes start to get soft and slightly brown on the outside.
  • Add sliced onion and bacon bits and take of heat. Stir and carefully transfer to the oven. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Stirring half way through.
  • CAUTION: Do not touch the skillet with bare hands, it is hot. Don’t place skillet on counter or table without something under it. It can damage your counter and table depending on the material.

Bacon Onion Potato Nibbles

  • Skillet
  • Oven
  • 1 Bag Potato Nibbles (Micro Potatoes)
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • ½ White Onion
  • 3 tbsp Bacon Bits
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Place skillet on stove over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil, potatoes, salt and pepper.

  3. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes until the potatoes start to get soft and slightly brown on the outside.

  4. Add sliced onion and bacon bits and take of heat. Stir and carefully transfer to the oven. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Stirring half way through.

  5. CAUTION: Do not touch the skillet with bare hands, it is hot. Don't place skillet on counter or table without something under it. It can damage your counter and table depending on the material.

Spicy Corn Riblets – Air Fried

Appetizers, Snacks & Sides, Recipes

Corn riblets are such a fun way to serve your traditional corn on the cob. You can make them as simple as you want such as just adding butter and salt or you can season with your favorite seasonings. In this recipe, I made a Spicy Corn Riblet to add to a Mexican style dinner.

Instructions:

  • Preheat your air fryer on 380°F.
  • Cut the corn into quarters, length wise. To do this I suggest cutting the ends and then placing the corn on one end and carefully cutting downward. I use a mallet to hit the knife until it goes into the corn. I don’t suggest cutting the corn by laying it flat on the cutting board because it will flatten the bottom side and break open the kernels.
  • Mix all the spices and seasonings in a small bowl, rub the corn with olive oil (plain or infused such as Calabrian Chile Pepper & Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and then cover in seasoning. Make sure to get the seasoning on all the corn and in between as many kernels as possible. This will allow it to hold the flavor.
  • Lay on parchment paper and cook in an air fryer at 380°F for 15 minutes, turning half way through.

EQUIPMENT

  • Air Fryer

INGREDIENTS  

  • 3 Corn Cobbs
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne or Red Pepper Flakes

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Preheat your air fryer on 380°F.
  • Cut the corn into quarters, length wise. TO do this I suggest cutting the ends and then placing the corn on one end and carefully cutting downward. I use a mallet to hit the knife until it goes into the corn.
  • Mix all the spices and seasonings, rub the corn with olive oil and then cover in seasoning.
  • Lay on parchment paper and cook in an air fryer at 380°F for 15 minutes, turning half way through

Spicy Corn Riblets – Air Fried

  • Air Fryer
  • 3 Corn Cobbs
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cayenne or Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Preheat your air fryer on 380°F.

  2. Cut the corn into quarters, length wise. TO do this I suggest cutting the ends and then placing the corn on one end and carefully cutting downward. I use a mallet to hit the knife until it goes into the corn.

  3. Mix all the spices and seasonings, rub the corn with olive oil and then cover in seasoning.

  4. Lay on parchment paper and cook in an air fryer at 380°F for 15 minutes, turning half way through.

Side Dish

Bacon & Goat Cheese Green Bean

Appetizers, Snacks & Sides, Recipes

Looking for a simple side dish to add to your dinner? Try this Bacon Green Bean Goat Cheese side. It is easy and doesn’t require a lot of prep work. During the week I tend to stick to the same ingredients because they are familiar. However, I have been getting outside my normal routine to change up the meals I cook during the week. This side dish was a great choice because it goes well with many different main dishes and you can make a vegetarian version as well. Let me know if you try and like the dish or if you altered the recipe! I love hearing how people take recipes and add their own flare to them.

INGREDIENTS  

  • 3 cup Green Beans
  • 2-3 tbsp. Bacon Bits Chop up 2 pieces of bacon as an alternative
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Goat Cheese I prefer using garlic and herb
  • Water, salt & pepper

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Wash, dry and trim green beans
  • Add trimmed green beans and a splash of water. Cook until green beans are soft and/or slightly blistered on the sides.
  • Transfer green beans into a side dish and top with goat cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. NOTE: Don’t over season with salt, the bacon is already high in sodium.