Potatoes to me are like blank canvases. They look and taste the way you make them, which is probably why everyone likes them. I don’t think I have ever met someone who doesn’t like some sort of potato dish.
These hasselback potatoes are a fun twist on baked potatoes. They look different and adventurous on your plate which is always a great thing when having people over.
Super easy and obviously really cheap to make, I mean hello they are taters, the cheap mans diet! You just can’t go wrong with these. (more…)
on the table to be licked clean. Anyone with little to no skill in the kitchen can make these with ease and comfort knowing they won’t screw it up. Another great plus about this recipe is that it’s one of those impromptu sides I end up making because it consists of ingredients that I ALWAYS have in my house. So with that in mind add russet potatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, and Franks buffalo sauce to your shopping list.
- 3 large Russet Potatoes
- 4-5 tbsp. Franks Buffalo Sauce (you can always add more or less depending on how saucy you want them to be)
- Olive oil spray
- ¼ – ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Sprinkling of Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper, Paprika – ALL TO TASTE
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray a non-stick baking sheet with your Misto. Wash the potatoes well and wipe dry with a paper towel. Slice the potatoes, the long way, into thirds. Lay the CUT SIDE DOWN and slice (long ways) into about ¼ inch thin strips. Line the potato strips on the greased pan, you might need two baking sheets, and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika.
Place in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes, flipping them half way through.
Once they are cooked, remove them from the oven and put them into a microwave safe serving platter or bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce, sprinkle with the cheese and microwave for 30 seconds so the cheese melts. Serve right away!
Bacon + Potatoes + Grill = AWESOME
This is basically like a potato and bacon kabob. How can you go wrong with something like this?! You can’t. Something else you can’t do is sub real bacon with the turkey bacon, it’s not greasy enough to make this taste good, so don’t go the healthy route with this recipe, you will regret it. This is one of those recipes you just have to roll with the grease and not fight it.
So here it is, an easy crowd pleasing barely any mess recipe for summertime:
- 5-6 large RED potatoes cut into fourths (depending on the size of the potatoes)
- A package of bamboo skewers
- A package of bacon – not THICK cut – cut into 1 inch squares
- Seasoning salt
The key is that you have to cut the potatoes to the right size so that when you skewer them they won’t fall off. So if the potato is small only cut in half but if they can be cut in 1/4ths then do that.
Make sure you don’t buy the thick cut bacon because it will mess with the cooking times between the potatoes and the bacon.
Place all the cut potatoes into a small pot of water. Heat the pot on high so its starts to boil. This process is so you can par boil the potatoes so they are almost cooked. Once the water starts boiling pierce one of the potatoes with a fork. If you can pierce it fully the potatoes are done. You want to make sure you don’t overcook them or else they will fall of the skewers. You want the perfect balance between soft enough to pierce but still somewhat hard. One the potatoes are done being par boiled put them into a strainer and let them cool to the point of being able to be handled.
Turn the grill on to high and oil the grates. Start skewering the potatoes with the bacon, every other. Start with a potato then the bacon and so forth. Once you have skewered everything (you will probably have leftover bacon) sprinkle with seasoning salt. If you don’t have that do garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Place on grill and turn the heat down to medium. In 5 minutes rotate the skewers and after another 5 minutes the bacon should be cooked and the potatoes should be a little charred. If you want them crunchier you can leave them on longer.
Serve them still on the skewers.
*note – the measurements are not important here. You can make as much or as little as you want. Just buy the potatoes in accordance to the amount you want.