Outback-style baked potato.
I love a good baked potato. I have been craving them lately. Have I mentioned on here that I have been training for a half-marathon lately? I guess my body is needing some carbohydrates because I can't seem to get enough baked potatoes lately.
Like a few other foods (tomato sauce, pizza crust, buttermilk biscuits, etc.) I am a little snobby about their preparation. I do not like baked potatoes made in the microwave. They must be slow baked. They have to be the perfect done-ness, with the perfect distribution of toppings, and the perfect texture.
In the time since I first tried these and this post I have made this potato three times now. It is simple--really, how complicated can a baked potato get? I followed the directions, and one hour later pulled this puppy out of the oven:
|The brown is bacon pieces. I couldn't draw bacon pieces.|
Total cost: $3 for two weeks worth of potatoes
Total time: Minutes to prep, baking about 1 hour
Final verdict: I love it. I will not go back to making my potatoes plain. If I ever figure out what it is that makes these so irresistible even without eating the skin, I'll let you know. Try them! I'll bet you have oil and salt in the pantry now. GO!