Goody Girl Potatoes

"This recipe was the Side Dish Winner of our 2007 Holiday Recipe Contest of the local newspaper."
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  • Fill 6-quart pot two thirds full of water, add crab boil and stir until blended. Cut potatoes in half and slice in 3/8 inch thick pieces. Add potatoes to pot. Bring to boil and cook until fork tender. While potatoes are cooking, fry bacon on medium heat in saute pan until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Add red onion to bacon grease and cook until caramelized. Just before onions are done, add garlic and cook until lightly brown.
  • In serving bowl; add butter, half the cheese, half the bacon bits, half the green onions, cooked red onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, pepper and sour cream. Mix thoroughly. Strain potatoes and add to bowl. Let stand for a few minutes or until cheese starts to melt. Fold ingredients together, trying not to break of the potatoes excessively. Top with remaining cheese, bacon and green onion. Check seasonings and adjust to taste.

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  1. phnxgrat
    I didn't like the hard texture of the Bacon with the creaminess of the other ingredients, so I sub grilled and cubed Ham. I caramelize the Ham cubes and Red Onion in Bacon Grease though... Same basic flavor profile.
  2. True Texas
    Love the flavor of this but I cooked the potatoes too long and they went to mush..... my bad. next time I will try not to cook as long or make larger chunks.
  3. sbjanda
    Love this recipe and make it every Thanksgiving or Christmas as a side dish. It can be a little too hot for some, but most of us eat it up. Once I opened the crab boil package - it was a nightmare to clean up and even spicier than normal. Now I just make sure I use the crab boil that is in the perforated package and I don't open it.
  4. loof751
    This is an easy-to-make and delicious potato dish! Using the crab-boil when cooking the potatoes and the cayenne in the "dressing" are the perfect flavor additions to this dish, adding a wonderful zip. The leftovers are great cold, like a yummy potato salad. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Made for the Best of 2008 event
  5. tramirezz
    These were delicious. Thanks for the recipe.



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