Baked potatoes are a staple to any meal but they can get pretty boring. We have the perfect way to spice up that ordinary potato; just add some bacon bits! This will take your baked potato from good to seriously delicious. This is a great side with almost any meal, or even just by itself!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 baking potatoes
2 strips thick-cut bacon
3 tablespoons sour cream
freshly chopped chives
1.Preheat oven to 350F. Prick potatoes a few times with a fork or small pairing knife. Rub potatoes with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake directly on the racks of the oven for 1 hour until tender, do not over-bake.
2.Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crispy. Transfer onto paper towel to drain. Break into bite-sized pieces.
3.Cut a slit in the top of each of the potatoes. Top with sour cream, freshly snipped chives and crispy bacon bits. Serve immediately.
Amanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.
by Amanda Garbutt