Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Southwestern Potatoes

When I decided to make these I didn't realize that they would be like a little stuffed potato skin in every bite - YUM. Basically what you do is slice the potatoes very thin and add barbeque sauce, cheese, and bacon to the top and crisp them up in the oven. How can you go wrong with that?!

Another good thing about these is because they are sliced so thinly, they don't take as long to roast in the oven and you can make them in under 30 minutes. I served these alongside pulled pork sandwiches and some veggies and dip.
Southwestern Potatoes
Makes 4 servings
1 package bacon bits (or 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled)
2 unpeeled large potatoes, scrubbed (or 4 medium)
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. (I was ok with just one.)
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.


Angie said...

Yum, these look great!

Anonymous said...

mmmm...now I want to make these again. Looks great!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

These look awesome... and remind me of those yummy potatoes/fries at Outback Steakhouse!

Brooke said...

Don't these rock?!? They're one of my new favorite side dishes!

Anonymous said...

You CAN"T go wrong with that! It looks amazing!

Jodi said...

I wish I could grab one of those through the screen and eat it up! :)

Maria said...

Everything looks good here!

nicole said...

Ohhhh those look good. I don't think you can go wrong with any of those ingredients.

The Blonde Duck said...

You can't go wrong. I want them. I need them. Now!

Melanie said...

I'm bookmarking this recipe for sure. What a great side dish recipe and I'm always looking for new side dish recipes!

Cate said...

Oooh wow these look absolutely DELICIOUS! Great idea!

Jaime said...

yum! i am so making this soon! great idea!

Darius T. Williams said...

Oh my - oh my - I'm such a tater guy - and these are right up my alley!