Thursday, September 25, 2014

#10DaysofTailgate - Cheesy Maple Leaf Farm Duck Bacon Oven Chips



This is the first of two duck recipes I'll be sharing with you - Maple Leaf Farms provided me with a sample of their ground duck (sliders coming up in a few days!) and duck bacon. We used about 4 strips in this recipe, and it was so good!! My son said the bacon texture sort of reminded him of jerky, because it is somewhat thick and the pieces are chewy. It is flavorful and a wonderful addition to these cheesy oven chips! The potatoes in this dish did not get crispy, so if that's what you're looking for you'll have to alter the way they are baked. They are soft, with a little browning across the top, and, most importantly, perfectly flavorful with a little salt and pepper seasoning and of course the addition of shredded cheese and the delicious duck bacon! I hope you will give these a try - they would make a fantastic side dish or appetizer for your next tailgating event.

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Cheesy Maple Leaf Duck Bacon Oven Chips adapted from Vittles and Bits

Ingredients
4 medium red potatoes, sliced into thin rounds
cooking spray
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices Maple Leaf Farm duck bacon, cooked crispy and diced into small bits

Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, place sliced potatoes into a large pot of cold, salted water and bring the water to a boil. Cover and allow the potatoes to boil for about 5 minutes, or until they are tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and lay the slices out on paper towels to absorb remaining moisture.
  3. Spray a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray and lay potatoes out on the sheet (if you want more crispy surface, and less soft on the potatoes, do not overlap them, if you like them soft, allow them to overlap). 
  4. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Then sprinkle with the shredded cheese and the duck bacon bits. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until potatoes have reached desired doneness and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!  

 

Here's what everyone brought to the table today...


Starters
Cheesy Maple Leaf Farm Duck Bacon Oven Chips by Making Miracles
Mango-Mustard Crock Pot Wings by Curious Cuisiniere
Cheesy Pulled Pork Egg Rolls by From Gate to Plate
Herbed Deviled Eggs by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Sips
Amaretto Spiced Apple Cider by The Spiffy Cookie

Dips
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

Mains
Green and Gold Grilled Chicken (Green Curry and Pineapple) by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Turducken Meatballs by Miss Laura’s Kitchen
Meaty “Beast Mode” Baked Beans by OnTheMove-In the Galley
Chicken Apple Bratwurst Burgers by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Sides

 
DisclaimerMaple Leaf Farms provided me a free sample of their products; all opinions stated are my own.


6 comments:

  1. Sounds absolutely fantastic! Bacon+Cheese= Deliciousness

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    1. Chewy bacon, tender/crispy potatoes, and gooey cheese - yep, these made me happy. :)

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  2. The duck bacon goes so well with potatoes!

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  3. I've always wanted to try making homemade chips. These sound exceptional

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  4. Ummmm. Yeah. I need this now! Thanks for sharing. I'm bummed that I used all of my duck bacon already or I would totally make this!

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  5. We really enjoyed our duck bacon as well

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