|A fun and easy twist to baked potatoes - |
Oh my, so eye-pleasing and very tasty too...
Prep: 15 mins. |
Bake: 1 hr.
Posted by Sandra
***Seasoned Accordion Baked Potatoes
4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed, and dried
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
Additional kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
--2 slices of bacon, browned, and chopped into bits
--1 green onion, finely sliced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
Using a metal serving spoon, place each potato in the spoon, then make several slits crosswise on each potato top (as shown in above photo) making sure not to slice completely through.
In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat (ensuring that you do not brown the butter). Add the olive oil, freshly minced garlic, and kosher and ground pepper, to taste, then saute for 30 seconds.
Gently fan out each sliced potato accordion-style and brush with butter/olive oil mixture ensuring to saturate mixture between slices. Wrap each potato individually with tin foil, and place on prepared baking sheet, then bake for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, combine all topping ingredients in small bowls, and refrigerate until ready to use.
To prepare the garnish ingredients, place a small skillet over medium heat, and brown the bacon until crispy. Let cool, and chop into bits, then set aside. Thinly slice one green onion on the diagonal, and set aside as well.
After 1 hour of baking potatoes, remove from oven and toss the tin foil. Transfer hot potatoes to a serving platter, and add topping and garnish ingredients. ~ Enjoy!
Note: I did not add the topping ingredients in the above photo so you are able to see the final outcome of how beautiful these potatoes actually turn out.