potato-bacon roses valentines day food lovers market

Who doesn’t love edible roses? If you’re looking for a starter that is simple to make, delivers on taste, and has a romantic touch, then this recipe is the one!

These potato-bacon roses are just always a hit, no matter the occasion, whether it’s a dinner date for two or for a crowd – you’ll have everyone at your beck and call.

See below recipe video for visual directions.

Potato-Bacon Roses

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 4 large potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 12 strips of streaky bacon
  • 175g Sour Cream and chives dip, store bought


  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C (400˚F). *Tip: You can air fry these roses as well – 190˚C for 12-15mins (no need to preheat the air fryer).
  2. Using a mandolin, thinly slice the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. *Tip: You can also just slice these using a sharp knife, just try to slice them as thinly as possible.
  3. Add olive oil, garlic powder, chives, and salt to the sliced potatoes and toss with tongs until evenly coated.
  4. On a cutting board, lay out two pieces of bacon overlapping each other vertically. Line the bacon with the sliced potatoes, making sure each potato is overlapping. Starting at one end, gently roll up the bacon, creating a potato rose. Place the rolled potato roses in a muffin tin. Repeat with the remaining bacon strips and potatoes .*Tip: There’s no need to grease the tins beforehand as the streaky bacon provides enough fat whilst cooking.
  5. Bake for 45-50mins at 200˚C (400˚F) or until the desired doneness has been achieved.
  6. Place the potato-bacon roses on a bed of sour cream and chives spread. Garnish with more chives and your starter is ready to be served!