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)
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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