Friday, January 27, 2012

Baked Fanned Potatoes

 Baked potatoes can be served many ways, sometimes it's fun to do them up a little differently. I liked the way these looked, and they were so pretty on the plate.

You will need:
  • 2 Russet potatoes, I used large
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 teaspoons dried herbs of your choice, I used parsley
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Method:
  1. Scrub potatoes and dry on paper towel.
  2. Cut the potatoes into thin slices but don't cut all the way through. Lay a mixing spoon along side your potato, as you cut, the knife will stop at the spoon handle and will prevent from cutting all the way through the potato.
  3. Place potatoes in a greased baking dish and fan them by slightly pulling the slices apart with your fingers.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle your favorite herb on each potato.
  6. Bake at 425º for 50 minutes or until tender.
  7. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheeses and bacon and bake for another 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned and the cheese has melted.
  8. I used quite large potatoes so this served 4 good appetites. 

33 comments:

  1. Now this looks yummy, we'll definitely be giving it a try.

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  2. This looks so very delicious !!!
    What kind of salad and vegetables are there on the plate ? Is it a slice of ham too ?? It looks so good I would love to know ; )
    Greetings from The Netherlands and have a wonderful day.

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  3. Monique Elizabeth from The Netherlands..there is a slice of baked ham, coleslaw and creamed peas on the plate with the potato.
    Greetings to you!

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  4. Oh that looks scrumptious. I am definitely going to try it!

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  5. Mann isst mit den Augen auch.Lecker!Schönes Wocheende.Bussi.Lu.

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  6. Oh Betty that looks great..def a must try recipe...yummy bacon and cheese!!

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  7. Happy to see this recipe! Just got a 50 pound bag of potatoes I need to put to use!

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  8. Looks delicious, but I noticed you used bacon but in your directions you did not say when you added it...looks as if you put it on top of the cheese....

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  9. Mmmm - I think I'll do this with sweet potatoes and some sea salt this weekend...

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  10. this looks like it's going to be a potluck staple...

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  11. Another way to do them is to sprinkle dry onion soup mix over them with some oil. Very good!

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  12. Anonymous..yes, I put the bacon on the cheese.

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  13. I love these, have made them for years and the family nicknamed them "armadillos" because that's what they look like. :) They are always a hit!!

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  14. I printed this one off. Looks really good. Thanks!

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  15. Wow, these look great, definitely going to try them. With being potato producers out here in Manitoba I always have an ample supply of dozens of varieties of potatoes at my fingertips - going to try these ones with the low carb Adora potatoes. Not sure if you guys get those potatoes out in B.C?

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  16. shirley reimer bertheletteJanuary 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Hi Betty.. What a a great dish,, never thought of doing it that way-- I Love it !!!NOW I CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER !!! TAKE CARE ;) and to Sheila T. Where are The Adora Potatoes sold At (STore)

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  17. They're baking right now. I can hardly stand the wait! =)

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  18. I love doing these for company because they are so easy, yet look so special. I just roast them with olive oil (no toppings). Our family loves Yukon Gold Potatoes since they are so buttery & flavorful and don't need extra toppings.

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  19. I am making these with lentil soup for dinner- thanks! Have your book too really like it - I think cooking this way reminds me of both of my grandmothers who I only heard stories about - they passed away before I was born.
    I have 2 questions - in the book your pie crust calls for lard- what do you use? I might be able to get real lard from my Amish neighbors but I do try to eat heart healthy though no one seems to agree what that means!
    Also, do all these daily recipes go into your recipe area on this site? I would like to use them i the future and they all aren't in your book.
    Thanks!
    Greg

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  20. Anonymous(Greg)..the lard I use for pie crusts is called Tenderflake Lard, purchased in any grocery store.
    Yes these recipes we post daily are found on this site.

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  21. I have to agree. These look great. Definitely something I will want to try.

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  22. Betty, that plate looks so boutiful and delicious! For the life of me I can't get my potatoes to look like yours. You are an artist!

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  23. I tried a recipe similar to this one a couple of years ago, but YOUR recipe looks so much better!!! What a delicious plate of food.

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  24. These look absolutely amazing...guess what's on my menu for lunch on Sunday?

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  25. I would like to know what your "favourite herb" is. Or what other readers "favourite herb" is. And don't be telling me about your brother, or uncle or cousin, Herb.

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  26. Great looking dish Mamma! My favorite potato herb of choice would be rosemary or basil! :)

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  27. Yum! You rock, these were amazing. Love love love youuuuu and your cool potatoes!

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  28. I don't need a cookbook anymore...I just come on this site! I mean, look at that deliciousness!

    I made the sausage, kale and potato soup Monday. A huge hit at my house!! :^)

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  29. I really enjoy your recipes and I share a lot of them with my two newly married nieces. One of them is even my recipe tester since most of the time she gets to make them before I do.
    Thank you! Val

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  30. Shirley Reimer Berthellette - we sell them at the Potato Store in Winkler MB. Do you live anywhere near there?

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  31. I made these yesterday for Sunday dinner,had them in the oven during church. Finished them off while the bbq was cooking the ribs! So good.

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  32. And, they looked just like the picture!!!!!

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  33. Making this for dinner tonight. I sliced them and have them soaking in water. By doing that it helps cooking them faster. I also wrap them in foil with a little butter. For the last 10 mins I unwrap them and bake them.

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