One of the things I like to do the most is to miss the network for a while between my list of blogs and favorite cooking pages. The problem is that the list is growing more and more, and I keep pointing out recipes that I would like to try. But sometimes I see an idea that catches me instantly, and I need time to start preparing it. That happened to me visiting The Pioneer Woman adapting her potato skins, renamed to us as Potato and cheese boats.
It is a very easy recipe although the preparation requires several steps, but organizing in the kitchen can be prepared while we cook other dishes. You just have to make sure that the potatoes are about the same size and choose the cheese that we like the most, as long as it is well founded.
Ingredients for 2 people
- 4-6 new potatoes (depending on size), 4 slices of smoked bacon, 80 gr of cheddar or emmental cheese, extra virgin olive oil, salt, black pepper, barbecue sauce or other (optional).
How to make potato and cheese boats
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Choose new potatoes smoothly and regularly, wash them well and dry them. Arrange them in a baking dish and water them with a drizzle of olive oil, stirring well so that they impregnate. Bake for about 30 minutes, until tender inside.
While the potatoes are cooling, chop the bacon and fry it in a pan with a pinch of oil until it is crispy. Drain on paper towels and chop it fine.
When the potatoes can be handled, cut them in two lengthwise and empty the inside with the help of a spoon or a punch, taking care not to break the skin. I recommend saving the meat of the potatoes for another preparation.
Place them face down in the baking dish and bake them for another 5 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Out of the oven, fill each one with a little bacon, a touch of barbecue sauce or another to taste (optional) and cover with grated cheese.
Bake the stuffed potatoes until the cheese has melted well, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and a little more barbecue sauce if desired. Serve immediately.
Processing time | 1 hour
Difficulty | Easy
These Potato and cheese boats be prepared a little in advance, it will be enough to fill them and bake them at the time they are going to be served, so that they are freshly made. They can be tasted as a starter, as a side dish or as part of an informal pecking dinner. When emptying much of the meat of the potato do not fill so much, so be careful that they can be addictive.