Makah Ozette Potatoes with Bacon Cream

Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Karen Shinto

The bacon cream melts to give the potatoes a rich, salty glaze.

Yield: Serves 8
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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 319
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 6.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Cholesterol: 29mg


  • 4 pounds Makah Ozette or fingerling potatoes, halved if large
  • 12 ounces red pearl onions
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 tsp. pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup crème fraîche
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 4 ounces bacon, cooked until crisp, then finely chopped


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Put potatoes in a pot of salted water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until just tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and put in a large bowl. Meanwhile, blanch onions in boiling water 2 minutes; rinse to cool, then peel.
  2. 2. Add onions, butter, oil, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper to potatoes and stir. Divide between 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and golden brown with crisp edges, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a shallow serving dish.
  3. 3. Beat crème fraîche and heavy cream in a bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Stir in chives, bacon, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper.
  4. 4. Top potatoes with bacon cream and gently stir to coat.
  5. Make ahead: Through step 1 or 2, 1 day, chilled and covered. Bring to room temperature before continuing recipe, and reheat baked potatoes at 375° for 30 minutes before topping with bacon cream. Bacon cream: Up to 2 hours ahead, chilled.
  6. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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