Since starting our blog, we often start a recipe that we think will be packed with too many steps. Whenever we start these dishes, we are quickly proved to be wrong. When making these bacon potato stacks, it was clear that this was a dish that would fall under that common category. The idea of thinly slicing potatoes and piling them neatly on top of one another appeared much more difficult than it really turned out to be. After gathering the many potato slices and assembling them hurriedly in a muffin tin, I realized that the task was actually quite simple. Once the slicing was complete, the next steps were even easier and produced an incredibly savory treat. Although the idea of bacon potato stacks seems complicated, I assure any reader that these were one of the most effortless recipes we have recently made.
Like most Americans, Dan and I are potato junkies. We love French fries, mashed potatoes and we even snack on an occasional potato chip every once in a while. Being able to create a potato dish that is not traditional but is packed with amazing flavor, made these stacks so fun and exciting. Every bite of these potato stacks burst with delicious flavors and made us so excited to gobble down each potato masterpiece.
In order to get the potatoes thinly sliced, we used a mandolin. If you know me well, you know that I am terrified of sharp objects. This is mostly because I am very clumsy when I cut any kind of food with a knife. Although the mandolin is a very useful tool, I was pretty resistant to using it for our stacks. My brother in law recently gave me a cut-resistant glove to help with my slicing endeavors and it came in very handy with this recipe. After I put on the glove and began quickly slicing the potatoes, it was very simple to have countless potatoes to painlessly stack. Once each potato slice was piled high in a muffin tin, it was even more effortless to pour in the cream mixture. The outcome was beyond delicious potatoes that packed the perfect amount of flavor in each bite.
While tradition is to eat mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, these bacon potato stacks would be sure to excite all guests at the holiday dinner. If you are feeling adventurous and wanting a change this Thanksgiving, these bacon potato stacks would make the perfect holiday addition. They are so simple and tasty and would be the best dish to bring more fun to this delicious day. We hope that when you make this for your family, you find them as easy and flavorful as we did.