I’m always on the look out for hearty new side dishes to serve with our meals. My husband bought a bunch of steak from a local supplier, so we’ve been eating a lot of steak recently. I dont know about you, but we get really tired of plain old baked potatoes. So i set out to find another potato option. I found a recipe that not only looked delicious, but WAS delicious! Yay! I love it when you try recipes and they work!
* 4-5 russet potatoes
* 1/2 a stick of melted butter
* cooking spray
* salt and pepper
* 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
* sliced green onions (optional)
* 4-5 slices cooked crumbled bacon (optional)
* sour cream for garnishing (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F. Wash and slice your potatoes about a 1/4 of an inch thick.
Spray your pan with nonstick cooking spray and arrange the potatoes to lie flat.
Brush your potatoes with the melted butter and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
Now, bake your potatoes in your pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time check your potatoes and flip them once.
Once they are done, remove them from the oven and sprinkle your cheese all over the top of the potatoes. At this time, if you were using the onions and bacon you would sprinkle them on as well. Place your potatoes back in the oven and let them cook an additional 5 minutes more, to melt the cheese.
Once the cheese is melted, remove from the oven and let them cool a few minutes before serving. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and/or chives and voila! You have a baked potato in a non-traditional way!