I’ve seen these baked potato fans around and I really wanted to make some. Of course, I decided at the last minute to make these for dinner so I had to come up with a quicker version and they were so delicious, not to mention pretty! Wouldn’t they be great for serving during the holidays?
Wash and peel 1/2 of each potato…I did 3 potatoes. They peel could also be left on, if desired!
Prick holes in the potatoes with a fork and place them in a microwaveable dish. Put 1/4 cup of water into the bottom of the dish and cover with a lid. Microwave for about 10 minutes so the potatoes are partially cooked.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cut into thin slices without going all the way through.
Fan the slices slightly and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 425°F for 30-35 minutes or until the potatoes are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Top with butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, shredded cheese and bacon bits. If you are making these for a crowd, skip the microwave step and bake for about 50 minutes.
Sharon Anne Hill says
Looks great! I found you through “a bowl full of lemons” linky party. I will definitely try your recipe tonight, I am certain it will be -hubby- friendly; he loves anything potato! I linked my Paella Rice recipe, very -hubby- friendly http://sharealikecooking.blogspot.com/2011/12/paella-spanish-rice-oooh-tastes-sooo.html and Maple Glazed Salmon http://sharealikecooking.blogspot.com/2011/12/maple-glazed-salmon.html
Anne @ Domesblissity says
I love these too Tonia. We sometimes call them “Opera House” potatoes so called after the Sydney Opera House. I like your recipe.Anne xx
The Answer Is Chocolate says
YUM. I love potatoes almost as much as I love chocolate!
Shauna K says
visiting from Tatertots & Jello linky party (again, hehe!)- oh my goodness these look scrumptious!!! bookmarking to try later (if it weren’t so late I’d try them NOW lol!)
AH! These look amazing! MUST TRY!
sounds divine n hearty..just found your space..love your presentation n excellent cliks..Am your happy follower now..:)do stop by mine sometime.Tasty Appetite
These look SOO good. I’m definitely going to make them.Shiloheverydaygameplan.net
sherri lynn says
These are so fun! I just saw this idea in a magazine yesterday and I thought it was the perfect way to serve a Prettier baked potato!
Crafty Mischief says
Oh my YUM! These look amazing!
Tutus & Tea Parties says
Oh my goodness, I am going to have to make these for Christmas Eve! Yummmmm!I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html
Lindsay @ Delighted Momma says
What a great little appitizer to have at a party! And yes they do look pretty 🙂 Awesome recipe!