Potato Leek Canapes with Goat Cheese and Bacon

December 3, 2011

Author Notes: Addictive little bites for your next cocktail party, inspired by the simplest soup ever.someonewhobakes

Makes: about 15


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium red or Yukon gold potatoes, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise and cut into half-circles
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 ounces goat cheese (chevre)
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the olive oil and potato slices in a medium bowl and season generously with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and coat the potato slices evenly with the oil and seasonings. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast, 6-8 minutes on each side, or until they are fork-tender and golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels, drain, crumble, and set aside. Drain off all but a thin slick of bacon fat and return skillet to medium-low heat. Add the leeks and saute until tender, 3-4 minutes, seasoning to taste with a pinch of salt and a generous pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. Once the potatoes are done, assemble each canape. Pile some leeks (1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp, depending on the size of the potatoes) onto each potato slice, crumble your desired amount of goat cheese on top of the leeks, and top with a few bacon bits. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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