Monday, December 8, 2008

Southwestern Potatoes

Southwestern Potatoes

We just finished having dinner, which included these southwestern potatoes. I've had these starred in my reader (from Amy at Sing for Your Supper) for a couple of months now and am just now getting around to trying them. I'm always looking for new ways to cook potatoes, since Aaron doesn't like au gratin (freak! I know), and these were awesome. I made 4 small potatoes and should have used a bigger pan so I could spread into a thinner layer to let them crisp up a little more, but they were still excellent! I also omitted the bacon and used Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce. I did mean to have with a little fat-free sour cream in the end and completely forgot. Oh well..next time!

package bacon bits (the real kind - not "bacon flavored bits")
2 unpeeled large potatoes, scrubbed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 sour cream, optional (for dipping)

Line 2 large baking sheets with foil and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Toss the potatoes, olive oil, garlic salt and pepper in a big ziploc bag to coat the potatoes. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, about 15-20 minutes. Brush with barbecue sauce, then top with the shredded cheese and bacon bits. Bake until the cheese melts, about 3-5 minutes. Top with sour cream, if desired.


penniesonaplatter said...

interesting way to do potatoes! I may just need to try!

Heather said...

I'm just going to have to cook everything you do!

Carrie said...

Those sound yummy, I am going to have to try these!

Joelen said...

This looks excellent! I love the way you prepared this and it would be an awesome side dish to any text mex meal

madebymel said...

Mmmm it's like a de-constructed loaded baked potato!

VintageChicChick said...

These sound very delicious. Can't wait to try them.

readhead said...

I made these last night for dinner and they were excellent. I had sour cream on hand but found that the potatoes did not need it. I used four slices of bacon crisped up in the microwave instead of a jar of bacon bits.

Great recipe!!

Colleen said...

Yum i just made these and posted them - delicious!

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