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.
Source: Amber's Delectable Delights
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
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.