Sunday, January 4, 2015

cheesy bacon potato bites party!

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. potatoes, I used 3 large potatoes
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked, drained & chopped (reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease).
  • 2 cups medium cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instruction
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brush cookie sheet very lightly with reserved bacon grease. OR you could spray it with cooking spray to save a few calories.
  2. Wash & slice potatoes, somewhere between 1/4 and 1/8 inch thick. I like them best on the thick side.
  3. Place potato slices in a large pot, cover with water & cook until water boils. Boil for about 5 minutes or less, depending on the thickness of your potatoes. You DON'T want them cooked through, and you definitely still want them firm or they will fall apart.
  4. Carefully drain potatoes and arrange on prepared cookie sheet, shingle style, slightly overlapping. Lightly brush potatoes with reserved bacon grease. Or if you are anti-bacon grease, brush with vegetable oil or olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, salt and pepper to taste and chopped bacon.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until potatoes are cooked through. I placed it under the broiler for 2 minutes after baking for a little extra crunch.
  7. Top with chopped green onions.

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1 comment:

  1. These are a family favorite. I am super lazy, so I modified a bit. I used pre-cooked, pre-crumbled bacon. They sell big bags of it at Sam's, Hormel brand, and it's real bacon-and really good. I used a silicone mat on my cooking sheet, so no need to grease it. After I drained the water off the potatoes, I just tossed them in the pan with oil to coat them. I put them on the sheet and sprinkled with salt and pepper, cheese and bacon. I baked on 400. Yummy!

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