• 1 lb. very small new potatoes (1-2 inches)
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 lb. thin sliced center cut bacon
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce (for dipping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Scrub potatoes and cut each in half. In a small bowl, toss the potatoes with just a bit of olive oil and generously season with lemon pepper.
  2. Cut bacon slices into halves or thirds (figure out the right size for your potatoes…the bacon must wrap around the potato piece and can just meet, or slightly overlap, on the bottom).
  3. Wrap each potato with a piece of bacon, and place them flat size down, bacon ends tucked under, on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and bacon is golden.
  4. Remove immediately from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack or paper towels. (note: if you leave the potatoes to cool on the baking sheet, they will adsorb every bit of the fat that has been rendered from the bacon.) Serve hot or warm with barbecue sauce for dipping.