Saturday, January 19, 2013
A Recipe for All You Bacon Lovers: The Bacon Wrapped Baked Potato
Now I should begin by saying that I've never been a huge baked potato fan. But this recipe has me craving potatoes (and bacon). And that's why I wanted to share it with you!
1 potato per person
Mix equal parts garlic powder, onion powder and kosher salt in a bowl (I'd start with about a tsp of each seasoning per potato)
1 tsp olive oil (for each potato)
Optional (cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions)
Prepare the potatoes by washing and drying and piercing with a fork. Using your hands coat each potato with olive oil and then rub each potato with the garlic powder mixture. Wrap each potato with a piece of bacon (or more) and place them on the cookie sheet.
I used Applegate Naturals Uncured Sunday Bacon which is nitrate free.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the potato is done. Slice each potato open and add your favorite toppings (I listed mine above).
I'm excited to try this with additional pieces of bacon so the entire potato is wrapped up in a layer of bacon! Last time I just used one to see how it would cook, but now that I've tried it I definitely want to try on that's wrapped in several pieces.