Prosciutto-Wrapped Potatoes

October 17, 2012

 

 

While I take a little extra time to recover from what is turning out to be a flu-like virus (&^%$#!!), and madly boiling all of my vacation items to kill miniscule, blood-sucking vermin, I thought I’d share these little guys with you. They’re cuties, aren’t they?

They look impressive and they’re dead easy, which is perfect for the *gulp* holiday season that is quickly approaching us. Is it just me, or is anyone else completely not ready for the holiday madness? Or the freakshow that is Thanksgiving Dinner?

Anyways. Back to these potatoes. They’d be a lovely accompaniment to a roast tenderloin or a juicy steak, but don’t rule them out as appetizers, either.

In fact, I think that’s they way I’m going to serve these petite, pork-draped darlings this holiday season–on an appetizer tray next to a bowl of sour cream and chives. Guests can spear and dunk as they wish. Sounds kind of retro and sophisticated at the same time, don’t you think?  Like something Don Draper and Gordan Ramsay would be offered at a shindig. Dang, that would be a good party.

While I am flattened here by this damned virus, unable to concentrate for any length of time without crawling back to my bed, sucking my thumb, I hope you’ll distract me by telling me what your favorite holiday nibble is. And if you are a stuffing hater, please join me in my rebellion. Stuffing Haters Unite!

Actually, just thanks for reading, no matter what. I’m counting on your snark, wit and love to carry me through another nutso holiday season.

ps: make these potatoes.

pps: Vegas story will come, promise.

ppps: Happy Belated Birthday to my wonderful husband, who nursed me yesterday instead of celebrating. I love you, man.

 

 

Prosciutto Potatoes

serves 4

 

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/2 pounds small new potatoes (about 20)

20 thin slices prosciutto

1/2 teaspoon Herbs de Provence

 

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, garlic powder and kosher salt. Toss in the potatoes and coat them thoroughly.

Wrap each potato in a thin slice of prosciutto, wrapping tightly so it adheres.

Put potatoes on the baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes. Sprinkle on the Herbs de Provence and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the flesh with a knife.

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane October 17, 2012 at 7:46 am

The flu and blood sucking vermin in one fell swoop? And you find time to post a delicious recipe?

It’s official.

You are Superwoman!

(Hope you feel better soon! Hugs xoxoxo)

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Jane,

The recipe and photos were in the archives, so all I had to do was add a little (lame) commentary, but thank you.

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Arnebya October 17, 2012 at 8:07 am

When I come here but haven’t eaten, I’m always starving by the end. These potatoes are so cute and easy but they are MOCKING MY HUNGER. The sick is trying to get us too. I’m still on the cusp, mentally trying to block it as I feel it slowly taking hold. NyQuil is my lovah.

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Arnebya,

I’ve been mainlining Thera-Flu and NyQuil for the past few days. It helps, but man, I am worthless.

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Kate October 17, 2012 at 8:08 am

My favorite, a sweet of course, are my family’s Amish Toffee Bars. So good. Just the thought will carry me through the day.

I’m here nursing my wee one through a virus. I hate fevers. I hate snot. I love motrin. I adore our humidifier. Mostly I miss sleep. At least we have no blood suckers. (damn. Why did I say that? You know they’re coming…) oh, wait, we have a herd of Mosquitos waiting to milk us outside.

Feel better! And not just so you can share that Vegas trauma.

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Kate,

The first clue that I didn’t have a cold and had the flu instead was the marked lack of snot. So even though the snot sucks, embrace it! At least it’s not the flu! Hugs to your wee one.

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Stacia October 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

Any recipe that has only two real ingredients (the others being spices and/or oil)? Is a keeper. I mean, I just went to the grocery store mainly for chicken and forgot the chicken.

PS: Sorry about the virus.

PPS: And the bedbugs.

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Stacia,

Like I went to the grocery store today and forgot the TheraFlu? Aggggg. Why is it so easy to do that!

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Contemporary Troubadour October 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

Oh for the love of all that is holy: holiday season?!? It’s not upon us again, is it?

(Yeah, I knew it was on the horizon; I’m just practicing a lot of denial.)

Favorite holiday nibble: well, it used to be my mother’s Swedish tea log (a confection of toasted walnuts or pecans, raisins or dried cranberries, and brown sugar rolled into a flaky pastry baked in a crescent shape then drizzled with icing). I have yet to reinvent it to get around my gluten, dairy, and egg allergies, but someday I will.

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm

CT,

That sounds like backside suicide, but well worth it. YUM.

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Jennifer October 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I’m pretty sure I could eat the entire batch all by myself. Ham? Potatoes? Two of my very favorite things put together? So, so yummy!

I’m not a stuffing fan either, but then I’m from the South so we do dressing, not stuffing, and I can eat some dressing. I can also cook it really good too.

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Jennifer,

What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing? I’ve never known.

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Erica October 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Am I the only one who thinks the above photo looks like a pair of testicles? As in something Andrew Zimmern would eat?

Favorite Holiday Party Nibble: Marinated Mussrooms

Stuffing: Was my favorite Turkey Day dish as a kid. But know after living my entire adult life in the South… I love cornbread dressing.

Feel better Kitch and stop pissing off the Puberty and Travel Gods.

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TKW October 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Erica,

Testicles? Ha! You have a point. Which is why I love you.

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My Inner Chick October 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

The only thing better than potatoes is when they are wrapped in Prosciutto.
Oooooo, my ! xx

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suzicate October 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I was a stuffing hater…but baked as a dressing in individual scoops with pecans in the mix, I can handle it.
Hope you feel better soon!

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Katybeth October 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Love how cute those potatoes are…I’m not a fan of prosciutto but maybe this would work with bacon!! Green bean casserole and how in the world can anyone hate dressing? Sausage dressing…sigh. Hope you feel fine as frog hair real soon!

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

Katybeth,

“Fine as frog hair?” That made me laugh!

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Heather October 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Funny, your snark and wit get *me* through the crappy times! Hope you’re back on your feet in no time flat, minus bugs and creeping crud. If it makes you feel better I had an unexpected encounter with a crapton of fleas today and had to stand in a parking lot spraying myself with flea repellant head to toe. I smelled delightful, I tell you!
Mashed potatoes, gravy and whole kernel corn all mashed together. It is what I die for during the holidays, what I give up a pants size or two for. I eat it until my stomach hurts and I can no longer button my jeans.

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

Heather,

Mashed potatoes and gravy are the only redeeming things about Thanksgiving dinner. Love ‘em!

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Jamie October 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I love that you recognize Tgivins as a freakshow. The food isn’t even good and there’s pressure to eat way too much of it. I tried to eat my family’s meal and my boyfriend’s family meal one year and I was so full I started crying. How pathetic is that?

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

Jamie,

Crying? There’s no crying at Thanksgiving Dinner! Horrible :(

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Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes October 18, 2012 at 4:59 am

I’m thinking ricotta-goat cheese-herb dip for those potatoes.
My favorite holiday nibble has to be my grandmother’s port infused cake covered with marzipan. To.Die.For.

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

Tinne,

I can’t do marzipan. Why is that? I love almonds, so why not marzipan? I am odd.

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elizabeth October 18, 2012 at 5:27 am

Pffft. As if anyone on Mad Men actually eats. ;) But no doubt Chef Ramsey would approve.

Favorite holiday nibble? I’m pretty sure the dumplings we made last Christmas Eve at my in-laws with David Chang’s ginger scallion sauce rank highly, as does my mom’s Russian Tea Cakes and my mother-in-law’s lasagna and the-soup-that-cannot-be-called-Italian-Wedding.

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:52 am

elizabeth,

Need. Dumpling. Recipe.

I am a dumpling whore.

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The Curious Cat October 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Oh poor you! I hope you feel better soon! Those potatoes do look good! Surely you need a lot of meat though?! My favourite festive nibble is prunes wrapped in bacon…they are gooood! Also in Spain endive with philadelphia, a strip of roasted red pepper and a lone anchovy and very good…. xxx

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:53 am

Curious,

You have to use very small potatoes, so it isn’t too much meat, although prosciutto is pricey…

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Annette October 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

This sounds simple enough that I could actually make it!

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Dana October 19, 2012 at 7:21 am

These look lovely. I’m happy you’re feeling better.

We still have time before the holiday season…. right?

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TKW October 19, 2012 at 8:54 am

Dana,

Neiman Marcus already has the Christmas decorations up and running. Eeeeek!

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Dana October 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

Say it’s not so! I’m not ready!

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Foodiewife October 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

How I’ve managed to dodge the flu, for many many years, is beyond me. I am handed disgusting cellphones from sick students, wanting me to hear their parent giving them permission to go home. Gross. My men are always sick. I just know, one of these days, my immune system will fail me. I dread it. So sorry you are sick. You know that the German in me lights up at the sight of anything made with a potato. Love. I’ve always said I loathe stuffing. Soggy bread? Ew. While I love turkey and spuds and gravy, I’m the sole cook and would give anything in the world to be invited as a guest…somewhere. Have an extra chair for me?

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Biz October 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Hope you are feeling better! And you had me at proscuitto for this recipe!

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Tiffany October 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

You have some sort of sick-ass black cloud over you girlfriend. Hope it’s all better soon.

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