5.22.2008

A bite perhaps- Bacon potato bites

I'm going to do this one in steps these are great little party bites or side dishes.

4 Large white potatoes washed
1 pound medium cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup sour cream
5 slices bacon
1.5 tbsp ranch seasoning of your choice (ie hidden valley)
salt
vegetable oil

  1. Wash potatoes
  2. Place in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 5 mintues
  3. Preheat oven to 400
  4. Start frying bacon
  5. Shred cheese
  6. Mix sour cream and ranch and place in fridge to combine
  7. Remove potatoes and allow to cool to touch
  8. Remove bacon and place on paper towels to dry completly
  9. Slice aprx 3/4 of an inch thick discarding round ends
  10. Brush baking sheet with oil and lay potatoes in single layer
  11. Sprinkle with salt
  12. Brush tops with oil
  13. Bake for 12 minutes
  14. Flip potatoes when bottom is golden brown and bake for 12 minutes
  15. Crumble dried crisp bacon
  16. Place small portion of cheese on each potato and bake for 1 minute or long enough to melt (reserving some cheese for topping)
  17. Remove from oven and place on serving plate
  18. Put sour cream in plastic bag and cut off tip
  19. Pipe generous portion of sour cream onto each potato
  20. Top with desired bacon and more cheese
For added flavor add chopped chives or green onions. If you don't like the ranch flavor I suggest adding chopped up chives to your sour cream in place of ranch powder. You can not substitute the sour cream for regular ranch dressing it is not thick enough to stand up to the heat and it will separate and turn clear and nasty. The sour cream will hold form all night. For faster cook you can also fry the potatoes. This also works well on thin sliced potatoes fried into chips, they will last longer for a party and stay crisper.










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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shannon...
Your girl crush is so disappointed by this recipe. It's fucking awful. F+.

Anonymous said...

Okay so I suddenly felt really mean. But bacon, cheddar, and vegetable oil? Microwave?! Hidden Valley Ranch?!?! Just saying.

Misguided Mommy said...

Honey you've got to remember the kind of man I'm married to. Until he met me he thought a "real" turkey sandwich was made from vacuum packed turkey in the processed meat section.

Sometimes, I have to cater to his inner red neck you know! He asked me for Bulley's food he got Bulley's food.

And I don't use Hidden Valley I actually special order a seasoning, but no one who reads this page is going to understand that or care.

Misguided Mommy said...

Oh yeah, and I microwaved the potatoes for five minutes because I didn't have a full 45+ minutes to bake them, sometimes being a full time working mom who attempts to cook dinner every night means you've got to cut corners somewhere!

Anonymous said...

I love Bully's! Sports bars are awesome. For some reason I was extra appalled when I read this specific recipe, though I'm not denying that it would be delicious drunk, what-did-I-eat-last-night food.