Monday, January 26, 2009

Potato Slabs

I seemed to have an excess of potatoes sitting around my house and was trying to think of something new to make as a side. This was the first thing that came to mind. These are such a simple and yummy appetizer, or side dish if you prefer.


Many people make these by slicing a potato in half and scooping out some of the insides but I prefer just slicing the potato into slabs. It helps cook the potato evenly and doesn't waste any of the insides. These would be a perfect snack for the upcoming superbowl parties.


Potato Slabs
Source: Amber's Delectable Delights

Ingredients
2 russet potatoes
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Paprika, to taste
1/3 cup colby-jack cheese
5 slices of bacon, cooked and diced
Green onions for garnish, if desired
Sour cream, if desired

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375. Clean and scrub potatoes well. Slice the potatoes into 1/4" thick slices. Place potatoes on lightly buttered baking sheet and season each side with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Cook for 30 minutes. Flip potatoes over and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
2. Remove pan from oven and place a pinch of cheese and bacon on top of each potato slab. Return the pan to the oven and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Serve with green onions and sour cream, if desired.

34 comments:

Rachel said...

Okay these just look YUMMY! And how easy! I know one thing I'll be making this week! ;)

That Girl said...

These look dangerous - like you could eat 50 of them without even realizing!

Joelen said...

Looks delicious and perfect for the upcoming Superbowl parties!

Spryte said...

YUM!!!!

The Sugar Duchess said...

Oooo, thanks for sharing! I've been trying to think of some other ways to do potatoes lately, and I happen to have some bacon in my freezer! Lovely!

gaga said...

That's a great idea! Perfect for superbowl too. Thanks!

Bob said...

That's a great idea! I'm definitely stealing it. ;)

Liz said...

They look great!

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Mary Ellen said...

Yum! These look a lot easier to eat than potato skins that use half of a potato.

penniesonaplatter said...

Wow! I'm sensing this might take off like the oreo truffles! :) I'm for sure making these Sunday! Thanks for sharing!

Meagan said...

I just made these for dinner because they looked so good... and they were!!! My 9 year old LOVED them and couldnt stop thinking about it!!! Thanks for the recipe!

Shawna said...

Wow, those look so great! What a fabulous appetizer idea! (Or snack!)

bensbaby116 said...

I have lots of potatoes laying around too. I might have to try these! The look very tasty.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I think these would be devoured in no time.

Leslie Craven said...

these will make an appearance at my super bowl party! thanks for the recipe!

madebymel said...

YUM! These would be perfect for Sunday!

Carrie said...

These look great, I think I am going to make some finger/munchy food for the superbowl this weekend.

Alissa said...

What a great idea!!! I will be trying this! Thanks for sharing.

I tagged you from my blog, enjoy!

MrsSchoon said...

Yum! These would be good for super bowl Sunday.

Dianne said...

Oh wow! Those look amazing!

Donna said...

These are so calling my name. I so enjoy your site. I am putting these on my list of things to try. Thanks

Amy said...

Mmmm, yummy! I have a similar recipe- the only difference is that I brush my potatoes with BBQ sauce, then top with cheese and bacon. You should try it! These look pretty darn perfect, though....

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

nan w said...

WOW! The PERFECT Super Bowl party appetizer. I'm giving them a mention on my blog too! Thanks Amber!
Nan W.

(http://nourishthebeast.blogspot.com/)

Kara said...

Oh my, these are definitely going into my "to try" pile! They look sooo yummy!

gaga said...

I made these for superbowl and they were delicious! Thanks!

Terri said...

Amber:

Thank you for posting this. It is such a great idea. I love potato skins, but the whole process of baking potatoes, then scraping out the insides just seems so wasteful to me. This is so much better!

Nidama said...

These are sooooo delicioso~! The only thing I did different, is I cut up my bacon before I fried it. I usually use my kitchen shears. Much much easier to fry that way (it's how I do it for my 7-layer salad). Thank you for the wonderful recipe~!

Spryte said...

Amber these totally ROCKED!!! I served them for the Super Bowl and disappeared almost as soon as they hit the table... and they were so easy too!!!

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Michele said...

I keep meaning to tell you that I tried these out on superbowl sunday and they were fabulous! So much easier that potato skins and like you said, less waste! Good one!

Sophie said...

I have seen stuffed potatoes but this idea is so much fun, they'd make great appetizers :).

Kathy said...

We made these tonight! They were so awesome!!! My family devoured them!!! I sliced up four large potatoes and only have three slabs left!!! Thanks for a great recipe!!

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Anonymous said...

These are so much better than potato skins. You can make 6 or more per potato rather than just 2, and they are a huge hit!
Thanks so much for the great idea!!!

Elle The Heiress said...

I love potato skins but I'm never willing to put in the effort to make them. These look just as tasty, with half the effort!