These were a last minute side dish. I was going to make my Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries, but when I realized I had way too much bacon than I needed, I browsed the web for a quick recipe (which really means I got on Pinterest). The first few recipes I found required baking the potatoes for 40 minutes or so, but I didn't have that much time. So, I was drawn to this recipe, because you boil the potato slices for 5 minutes and then bake for 15 minutes and you are done. It totally worked.
THESE ARE SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD
MAKE THESE ASAP
I'm pretty sure I LOVE these
With football season just around the corner, you guys need to keep this recipe on hand. It is a perfect party food, because you can pick them up and eat them, no utensils needed. The chipotle ranch was incredible! I love chipotle chili powder and I use it in so many dishes. It adds an amazing smoky flavor to your dishes. I purchased mine at the regular grocery store, so hopefully you won't have a hard time finding it.
Bite-Sized Potato Skins
2 med-large russet potatoes, unpeeled
1 - 1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar Cheese
6-8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
chopped green onions, for garnish, opt.
Wash the potatoes and slice into 1/4'' rounds. Place in a pot of cold and salted water. Bring to a boil, cover, and boil for 5 minutes. Potatoes should be tender if you stick a fork in them, but not too soft. Drain. Pat dry with a paper-towel (I let mine sit in the colander for about 10 minutes while I did a few other things, so they were already dry). Transfer slices to a foil-lined baking sheet. Place them in a single layer. Sprinkle a little pepper and seasoned salt over each slice. Then, top each one with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, allow to cool a few minutes, and serve with Chipotle Ranch Sauce or regular Ranch. Serves: 4-6
Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce
1/4 c. ranch dressing
1 tsp. chipotle chili powder, or to taste
1/2 tsp. garlic powder, or to taste
1/8 tsp. cayenne, opt. (I did not add)
a little salt and pepper
Stir together all ingredients and mix until well combined. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Idea from: Vittles and Bits