Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stacked Potato Slices with Melted Cheese, Scallion and Bacon

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How about a tray of these little beauties at your next party?!

I made them in 4 inch porcelain ramekins, but I bet a well buttered muffin tin would also work AND allow you to knock a bunch out at once!

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You do not want your potato slices to fill the entire circle of the ramekin or muffin tin...rather stack all your ingredients up in the center like shown here:

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This allows for easy removal from your ramekin or muffin tin:

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Here are the simple steps for making these delightful little treats!

Stacked Potato Slices with Melted Cheese, Scallion and Bacon

Cook up some bacon until well done and easily crumbles. (lots of bacon...'cause why not, right?!)

Chop up some scallion.

Preheat your oven to 375.

Bring 4 (or so) cups of water to a boil.

Slice a large russet potato into slices about 1/4 inch thick. (The size of your potatoes will determine how many "stacks" you get from each potato. In my case, one potato yielded about 4 stacks...or 12, 1/4 inch slices.)

Place potato slices in boiling water about 6-8 minutes (You do not want them mushy and to fall apart when you take them out of the water, instead they should be soft while keeping their integrity - so keep a close eye on them while boiling. 6-8 minutes is about right...)

When they're finished, carefully remove from pot with slotted spoon or mesh/wire strainer with a handle and place on a dish. (Don't DUMP them into a strainer because then they will break apart.  Be gentle and take care when removing slices from the water!)

Generously butter your porcelain ramekins or muffin tin.

Place a boiled potato slice on the well buttered bottom, cover with shredded cheese, bacon and scallion (don't worry if it gets messy looking, it's all part of the look!) *Lightly salt and pepper each potato slice if you wish...

Place another potato slice on top. Again, add cheese, bacon and scallion. Top with last potato slice and cover with cheese only.

Place in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Next, turn on the broiler for an additional 2-4 minutes if you desire a browned top (I did that with these.).

Carefully remove from the oven and allow them to sit a few minutes to set. Using an OVEN MIT and circular spatula or spoon...remove potato tower and place on a serving tray.

Drizzle with additional scallion and bacon. Serve with sides of sour cream, blue cheese and/or Ranch dressing.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! Looks delicious!

Aarthi said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

mudstar ceramics said...

HOLY CRAPPOLA that looks unbelievably decadent and delicious. Just needs a nice, cold beer to go with it...

CenterCutCook said...

These look amazing! So simple yet so clever. :)

MyFudo™ said...

These treats will be gone in a few second in our household. Everyone is a potato fan...and cheese too. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

wendyweekendgourmet said...

I LOVE these...so pretty! Great idea to make them in a muffin tin too!!

Kevin said...

Those cheesy potato stacks look so good!

Karen said...

I'll say it again...I want to come to your party. And at this party, I'd like to make a request for grilled cheese roll ups, buffalo chicken bread bowls, and these. I'm sure there's more, but it's early. ha!
Amazing and cheesy and wonderful!

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} said...

oh my, these look so good! that cheese, mmm. Are goign to be a hit this weekend!

mark in L'il Elm said...

did you cook the bacon before baking? Looks good - thanks!

Jenn said...

Why is the only the only thing I can think to type is YUM? I know it sounds lame, but, YUM!!!

Corrie Anne said...

Oooo those are pretty!! :)

Jami Lynn said...

I made these with dinner this evening and they were easy & delicious! All three of my kiddos loved them, which is truly a miracle ;)

Anonymous said...

Your Pin It button won't allow me to pin. ??