Written By: Brandt Young @dads.table
6 Russet potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter melted
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of shredded white cheddar cheese per potato
4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
1/3 cup sour cream if you like
2 tablespoons green onions or chives, either will work
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, line a baking sheet with foil to limit the mess, then coat the foil with cooking spray.
Place a potato on a cutting board between two chopsticks, so you don’t cut all the way through, and slice the potato into 1/4 inch thick slices, and repeat through all the potatoes
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, butter, salt and pepper.
Brush the olive oil mixture all over the potatoes, making sure to get some in between the slices.
Bake for 55 minutes until potatoes are tender and browned.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool
Add the cheddar cheese all throughout the potatoes, inside the fold and on top
Return the potatoes to the oven and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Top the potato with the bacon and chives, add a dollop of sour cream, if you enjoy and go crazy. You will never look at potatoes the same again.