I recently caught these fried potato rings online and immediately craved them.
Like everything we do here on Tablespoon though, I had to crank it up to a whole new level! I find that the best way to turn things up is add bacon.
Taking inspiration from a loaded baked potato, I mixed bacon and cheese right into these rings. Served with a yogurt ranch dip
, these Loaded Potato Rings
would be a hit at any party!
The secret to make them easy and awesome? Use potato buds to make a nice thick and sturdy potato mixture.
Mix your potato buds with the hot water, and then mix in your bacon and cheese. Mmmm. Try not to eat too much of this immediately. Save some for frying!
Roll out the potato mixture on a baking sheet and toss it in the fridge for a few hours.
Find some cookie cutters or anything with a round shape and start making the rings.
Just a light batter, otherwise it will fall apart in the fryer.
These kind of looked like mini donuts. They tasted like awesome!
Creamy potato, crisp on the outside, and a bacon-y surprise!
Dan Whalen kinda wants some mini donuts now. He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!