MotherForkers: Bacon Wrapped French Fries

May 21, 2022

For today’s cooking assignment our group made bacon wrapped fries with soft boiled eggs. We spent $16.37 on our ingredients of the $20.00 we were given to spend, and we decided to shop at Walmart. The ingredients we bought included potatoes, butter, bacon and eggs. We also used minced garlic and spices but we did not buy these ingredients at Walmart since we already had them. We began prepping our meal by starting with the potatoes. We sliced and seasoned the potatoes before adding them to a pan with butter to crisp. We wrapped the cooked potatoes in raw bacon and returned them to the pan.We simultaneously cooked the eggs. The eggs boiled for 6 minutes and then we placed them in cold ice water to shock the eggs so they shrink and are easier to peel. Once the eggs are done and the bacon is crispy all that’s left is plating.

Shopping List:

3 Large Russet Potatoes

2 Tablespoons of Butter

2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic

1 Tablespoon Salt

1 Tablespoon Pepper

1 Tablespoon Onion Powder

1 Tablespoon Rosemary

1 LB of Bacon

8 eggs

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes:

Cut potatoes into one inch wide french fry shapes 

Season with Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, and Rosemary

Heat skillet on medium heat and add the 2 Tablespoons of Butter and Garlic to the pan

Add the potatoes to the pan and let all sides crisp until golden brown

Remove the potatoes from from the pan and wrap in a slice of bacon

Place the Bacon wrapped potatoes in the pan until crispy

Remove from pan place on paper towels to drain

Soft Boiled Eggs:

Bring pot of water to a boil

Add 8 Eggs to the water

Boil for 6 minutes to ensure a soft yolk

Shock the eggs in a bowl of ice water 

Peel and carefully slice the tops


Taste: 8/10

It was very good, but underseasoned. We could have used more of all the seasonings we used to make the potatoes less bland. Bacon only fixes so much.

Consistency: 9/10

The potatoes were crispy, the egg yolk was runny, but the inner layer of the bacon was not crispy. We think maybe placing the bacon in the oven so it cooks more evenly would have been better.

Smell: 10/10

The smell was phenomenal. It made the whole kitchen smell like Sunday mornings. 

Visual Appeal: 9/10

Visually it looked appetizing but it lacked color. 

Creativity: 8/10

The French fries wrapped in bacon was pretty creative, but we could have looked for ways to incorporate some type of veggie to make this a more balanced meal.