So, when I received the Skillet Bacon Spread, I knew that I was going to make waffle fries.
Skillet sent me a sample of the bacon spread, which, really, was a small sample. There wasn’t much I could do with it. Two potatoes used half my sample.
Now, this isn’t a spread that I would suggest you put on a piece of toast instead of jelly. It’s really potent. I love bacon, but I wouldn’t eat this off a piece of bread. I suggest putting into oil that you might use to fry chicken, add a scoop when you are mashing potatoes, use it in marinades to grill veggies, or, like me, use it for waffles fries.
What You’ll Need:
Two medium potatoes
Skillet bacon spread
Cheese, shredded [[optional]]
What You’ll Do:
Rinse and dry two potatoes.
Using a mandolin, cut the potatoes into waffle fries.
Soak the fries in salted water for at least twenty minutes [[the longer you soak, the more starch is removed and the crispier you can get your fries.
Pat dry the fries on paper towels.
Add a spoonful of bacon spread to a bowl.
Drizzle with oil and whisk with a fork.
Drizzle fries. Toss with pepper. You can skip salt because the bacon spread is salty enough.
Put the fries on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
Or, if you want, put a few in a bowl, add shredded cheese, put another layer or fries, top with more cheese, and microwave to melt the cheese.
The scent of bacon filled the apartment when these were in the oven. It was fantastic. The bacon flavor was apparent, but it wasn’t overwhelming. We definitely watered it down with the oil [[which you need to bake the fries anyway]], and I wouldn’t recommend using too much of this as it’s very concentrated.
You can purchase this online in a 10.5 oz. jar for $14.99. If you have any questions, email [email protected].