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Recipe: Cheesy bacon potato skins

If you’re looking for a yummy snack to make, or even a good side dish for a meal, look no further than these cheesy bacon potato skins!

I found the recipe here, pinned it on my Pinterest board, and tweaked it a little.

What you need:

  • 2 small potatoes or 1 big one
  • bacon
  • shredded cheese
  • green onion (or chives/a garnish of your liking)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice up your potato(es) so that they’re not too thin and not too thick — maybe a little thicker than a poker chip.
  3. Place your potatoes in a pot on the stove with enough water to cover the potatoes.
  4. Salt the water
  5. Begin to boil your potatoes — once water starts boiling, cover for 5 minutes.
  6. Take potatoes out of the pot, pat them dry, and lay them out on a baking sheet/pan so that they overlap each other in rows.
  7. Cover rows of potatoes with shredded cheese
  8. Add bacon (that you’ve previously cooked and crumbled, or use bacon bits)
  9. Put in oven for 12-15 minutes.
  10. Pull them out and add your green onions or other garnish, and you’re ready to eat!

Quick story: If you’ve never boiled potatoes before, don’t be alarmed — I’ve never done that either. I ended up putting too much water in the pot because I had too many potatoes…and as it boiled after I put the lid on the pot, hot water began spilling out of it…

Luckily Jake came and helped…but I have to say, I wasn’t feeling very good about how they were going to turn out after the incident. Hopefully the next time I try this I’ll have it all figured out.

But my party guests still said they were good! I guess you can’t beat the power of cheese and bacon.

Happy cooking!

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