Every Christmas my parents host an Annual Lighted Boat Parade Party. Friends and Family are invited over to enjoy appetizers, drinks, parade viewing and lots of laughs!
Our house is perfectly situated on the hill overlooking the canal where the boats pass by… providing perfect viewing from our deck 🙂
I wanted to help my mom with the menu and bring a few dishes she could bake and serve easily.
They look more advanced than they really are. Just a little time consuming with all the assembling…but definitely not difficult.
I bought this adorable cookie cutter from Sur la Table and have been dying for an excuse to use it. You can use any shape though. Stick to about 1.5 inches in diameter.
The crust is simply store bought pie dough…making this all the more simple for the busy lady (or man!) to throw together.
(Don’t assemble more than 1 hour before baking or the center will get a bit soggy)
(I don’t need to explain that though, right? Potatoes take longer than 12 minutes to cook!)
Thinly sliced potatoes
Red onion thinly sliced
Rosemary for Garnish
Cookie Cutter Dough and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Top each with 1 t of cheese, spread to the sides
Caramelize the onion over very low heat, in a little oil. Stirring frequently. Add a bit of sugar at the end of cooking.
Meanwhile, for the potatoes and pancetta:
In a large non stick skillet cook the pancetta over medium heat, stirring frequently.
With a slotted spoon, drain the bacon on a plate topped with a paper towel. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
Fry the thinly sliced red potatoes in the bacon fat. This will take a while. just keep stirring until they are well browned.
layer potato, bacon, onion and rosemary.
Bake 10-12 minutes
After baking sprinkle with a bit of goooooood salt to really make it bang!
Try fleur de sel