Baked Potato 3 Ways

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Bacon Cheese Hasselback Potato

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 20 pieces sliced cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Sliced chives, for garnish
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2) Place potatoes on 2 chopsticks. Slice the potatoes widthwise without going all the way down to the bottom (that’s what the chopsticks are for!).

    3) Place potatoes on baking sheet and brush with melted butter, making sure to get inside the slices. Bake for 1 hour, or until tender. Remove potatoes and adjust oven to broil.

    4) Place slices of cheese between the slits in the potatoes. Top with bacon. Broil for 3 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted.

    5) Remove from oven, garnish with chives, serve and enjoy!

    Taco Potato

    Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Chopped lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2) Place potatoes on baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Carefully remove from oven and allow to cool.

    3) While potatoes cool, make your taco beef. In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain grease and stir in taco seasoning. Continue cooking until beef is cooked through.

    4) Carefully cut potatoes in half lengthwise, not cutting all the way through. Divide taco meat between potatoes and top with Mexican cheese, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. Serve and enjoy!

    Chili Potato

    Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup chili
  • Sour cream
  • Corn chips
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    2) Place potatoes on baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Carefully remove from oven and slice lengthwise, not going all the way down. Top each potato with 2 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Broil for 3 minutes, or until cheese and butter are melted.

    3) Remove from oven, divide chili between potatoes, top with remaining cheese, sour cream and corn chips. Serve and enjoy!

    Tags: bacon, Baked Potato, cheese, chili, Hasselback Potato, potato, recipes, Taco
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    When it comes to the drunk munchies, nothing quite hits the spot like a late-night taco run. Something about the combination of a soft shell stuffed with warm, comforting ingredients just seems right after a night of debauchery and too much beer. In fact, when that time hits, most of us could probably be convinced to pay an exorbitant amount for a measly taco — they’re just that satisfying and good.

    But would you pay $25,000 for one? That’s pushing it, no matter how fancy.

    However, one chef has actually created the $25,000 taco, and while nobody has bought one — yet — the chef, named Licerio, is holding out hope that someone will decide to sample his luxurious creation.

    “People are excited and a little surprised about how you can eat a taco for $25,000 (497,000 pesos) when you can find one on the street for 10 pesos,” Licerio, who is the chef at the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort, a luxury vacation spot based in Baja California, said to AFP per Yahoo.

    Yeah. No kidding! So what makes this taco so special?

    “Then I explain the delicacy, the technique and the harmony that they will lift from the plate, and that it’s worth it,” Yahoo reports.

    Licerio makes his super gourmet taco with a basic corn tortilla that then gets jazzed up with 24 karat gold flakes. The tortilla is then stuffed with high-end ingredients like Kobe beef, shrimp, black truffle Brie cheese and Albas Beluga caviar.

    Next, Morita chiles and an expensive liquid made from fermented civet droppings (yes… civet “cat” poop) are used to dress the taco. Finally, gold flakes are sprinkled on top.

    So what kind of person orders this taco anyway?

    Apparently, the dish can only be ordered after a customer drops $12,500 for a taco deposit. Additionally, the customer has to be staying in the presidential suite at the Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort to order the taco.

    Sheesh! Would you jump through those hoops and spend that amount of money just to try a single taco topped with fermented civet droppings?

    Source: Yahoo / Photo Credit: Shabnam/Instagram

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