Monday, July 16, 2012

Bacon Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes



The fantastic Hasselback Potato was all the rage last year, but needless to say...  I am not real trendy.  Shocking, I know!  Seriously though, I am more of a classic girl.  I am not what you call hip.  But, I am really good with that.  The trends come and go, classics...  We are here to stay.  So, what does this have to do with our lovely potato you ask?

As I was saying, I am not trendy.  I kind of march to the beat of my own drummer.  So Hassel-who potatoes?  Exactly! Then, last month I needed the perfect side to go with my Bacon Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Kabobs; a potato that I could stuff with mounds of butter, cheese and bacon.  Although I am very fond of the Italian Potato Skins I made last year, and yes they would be an appropriate carrying vessel, I have made a lot of potato skins.  I wanted something different.  I immediately remembered those accordion-like potatoes I saw everywhere last year.   

Hasselback potatoes would be perfect for cheese and bacon stuffing.  They cook up so perfectly and open up as they cook, so you can fill those potato slices with tons of ooey gooey cheese and crisp smoky bacon, so much deliciousness you will have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming.

You are going to love these!  We surely do!

TSRI Tip:  Place wooden skewers on each side of potato as you cut.  This will keep you from slicing through the whole potato.

With love from our kitchen table to yours!  XO

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Bacon Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes
serves 4

4 large Russet potatoes, washed
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
olive oil
8 ounces Monterey Jack and Colby cheese blend (or your favorite)
16 ounces of thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place a potato on a cutting board with wood skewers on each side (lengthwise).  Slice potato about 3/4 of the way through.  The skewers will keep you from cutting all the way through.  Cut to about 1/8" thickness.  Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and place a piece butter in every few slices.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for about 1 hour.

The potatoes will have kind of opened up so you can stuff cheese and bacon into the slices.  Pack 2 ounces of cheese and 1/4 of your bacon into each potato.  Return to oven and cook for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy!

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28 comments:

  1. This method makes such a fantastic presentation! I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't want to eat those babies! Yum

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    1. Thanks Tracy. They are spectacular and delicious.

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  2. What?! You didn't make them on the grill?! I'm shocked. I was fully prepared to see you manage that one! The potatoes look awesome. How can you go wrong with potatoes + cheese + bacon?

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    1. You never know, I may cook them on the grill next time.

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  3. These babies are SCREAMING my name!

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  4. Don't worry about not being very trendy. I'm not either. The last movie I saw in the theaters that wasn't animated was in 2008 and I don't listen to music that isn't at least 20 years old.

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    1. I knew I liked you DB. Sounds like we are cut from the same cloth. Oh, and let me know when your package arrives, please.

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    1. I know, right? What is even harder is to eat just one. Kind of makes you want to skip the rest of the meal.

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  6. WHAT! Bacon, Cheddar, and Potatoes! My month is so watering right now! ^_~

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  7. Oh these are truly outstanding! sooooooooooo delicious
    Mary x

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  8. why does this scream MAN! to me? Could it be every man in my family is completely obsessed with potatoes! LOVE THIS and they will too- they thank you in advance

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    1. Love potatoes here too. Man, woman, child.... We are all big fans! Enjoy!

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  9. Wow, I'm never as tempted by food as this... I don't mind gaining 10 pounds for this!

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  10. We love these things. Alexis likes me to do a similar treatment with sweet potatoes and the toppings are things like nuts and maple syrup. I was tempted to somehow put marshmallow slivers in them to make it like the sweet potato casserole except in a hassleback sweet potato.

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  11. These were amazing! The family loved them!

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  12. I made these last night after finding them on Pinterest. Awesome .....ladyfotoartist

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  13. I made these last night after finding them on Pinterest. Awesome .....ladyfotoartist

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  14. I made these before and loved them. I also made them using some loose sausage meat that I stuffed down in the potato. Then used cheese too. Awesome! Thanks for your interesting recipes.

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  15. Making these tonight with some skow cooker teryaki pork loin :) my husband will be THRILLED!

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