Mr. Food: Potato Lollipops

November 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
These party-pleasing potato lollipop appetizers will be the hit of your next gathering. They're easy to prepare, easy to pass around, and eye-catching as can be!

Makes 24 pieces

1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 medium Idaho potatoes, washed, not peeled
24 non-toxic craft or lollipop sticks (see Note)


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix well and set aside.
  3. Cut ends off potatoes then cut each potato into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 24 slices). Carefully slide lollipop stick into each potato slice along the edge. Dip lollipops into the oil mixture. Using a pastry brush, make sure each potato slice is evenly coated on both sides. Place on rimmed baking sheets.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender and golden, turning once halfway through cooking time.


NOTE:?Serve with your favorite topping such as spicy mustard, pesto sauce, sour cream and chives, or chunky salsa.

PREPARATION TIP:?Before preparing this recipe, soak the wooden craft or lollipop sticks in water for 20 minutes, to prevent burning.

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