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Baked Potatoes with Kosher Bac’n pieces is comfort food at its best and this creamy, savory, recipe can be made in 10 minutes or less!
The Backstory: Baked potatoes have been a staple in my home for decades. I also come from a long line of potato lovers. This vegggie was present at 99% of all meals my mom prepared for her family. Peeling potatoes was a chore that was usually done by me. I don’t remember any of my sisters ever doing this. (I will probably hear from some protesters when they read this.) But my parents kept Kosher and so bacon was never in our home while we were growing up and I don’t think there were any mock bacon items back then. If there were, we didn’t have them. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Baked Potatoes with Kosher Bac'n Pieces
- 2 large baked potatoes cooked in microwave for 8 minutes
- 2+ tbsp. McCormick Bac'n Pieces to taste
- fresh chives, cut in small pieces to taste
- 2-4 tbsp. sour cream
- 2 tbsp. butter
- black pepper to taste
- Kosher salt to taste
Scrub the potatoes and prick each potato with a fork a few times and cook in microwave (place on a paper towel) for about 8 minutes until tender. Turn potato over after 4 minutes and finish cooking. Check to see if potatoes are soft, by piercing them with a toothpick. If not done continue cooking until done.
Remove from microwave and carefully cut each potato in half. Be careful as steam will emerge from potato. Put a half tbsp. of butter on each half and mash it lightly into each half of the potato, scooping up the potato gently to blend in the butter. Add the salt and black pepper to taste. and top with sour cream, bac'n pieces and chives. Serve while hot.
…The Backstory continues: I like McCormack’s Kosher Bac’n Pieces for this dish and for use in my Kosher Spinach Salad and my Bac’n sandwich recipe which also makes good use of these. This potato dish pairs well with salads, or just by itself as a satisfying comfort food. You have many choices. Enjoy.