Cheesy baked potatoes with crispy bacon
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Cheesy Baked Potatoes With Crisp Bacon

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 3
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 3/4 cup grated or melted cheese (I used mild cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled fried crispy bacon

Instructions

  • Wash the potatoes. If visible specks of soil cling to the skin, use a clean soft brush to scrub off the soil.
  • Dry the potatoes with kitchen paper and place in a bowl. Pour in the vegetable oil. Add the salt. Toss to coat the potatoes evenly with the oil and salt.
  • With a fork, pierce each potato (about half an an inch deep) eight to ten times. These holes will serve as steam vents to prevent the build up of steam inside the potatoes which may cause them to burst during baking.
  • Place in the rack of your oven (I used a turbo broiler). For easy clean-up, place a piece of foil underneath to catch the drippings. Bake at 350F. Depending on the size of the potatoes, this should take an hour to two hours. Check after an hour. If a pointed knife goes all the way through the center without resistance, the potatoes are done.
  • Cheesy baked potatoes with crispy bacon
  • Make a cross cut, about an inch deep in the middle, on one side of each potato.
  • Place your thumb, forefinger and middle finger on each end of the potato and push in to open it up. Do this in one swift motion to avoid scorching your fingers.
  • Insert a cube of butter at the center of each potato pushing it in.
  • Cheesy baked potatoes with crispy bacon
  • Place a potato on a plate. Smother with grated (or melted cheese) then top with bacon.
  • Serve your cheesy baked potatoes with crisp bacon at once.