Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites

This recipe was adapted from a combination of my personal potato skin recipe and a recipe from for something called cheese and bacon potato rounds. I had been making potato skins for awhile, but carving out the centers of potatoes and keeping them in tact made for a long, complicated task. And, although they were good, I didn't make them often due to all the work. These taste nearly exactly the same. They contain all the same ingredients, but are just on potato slices instead of skins. And, since the slices contain skin around the outside, you still get that taste too, but without all the hassle. These were so much easier, but turned out great. I will be making them this way from now on!

Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites

4 medium sized potatoes (more oval shaped than round)
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
6-8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 green onions, chopped
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
Onion powder

Slice potatoes into roughly ¼ to ½ inch slices.  Place on a baking sheet. Brush potato slices with melted butter. Bake at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle each potato slice with shredded cheese, then a little dusting of onion powder. Then, sprinkle on crumbled bacon and green onions until evenly distributed over all the potato slices. Return to oven and bake about 10 minutes or until cheese is well melted, and then serve.

This will make about 25 potato bites, give or take a little depending on how big the potatoes are that you use. If you use potatoes that are large baking sized, you may need to increase the amounts of the other ingredients a bit so the toppings will cover them.
I like to serve these with a simple sour cream/ salsa dipping sauce. It is very simple. You just mix I cup of sour cream with one cup of salsa. It tastes amazing with these.

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