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Cut your potatoes this way. The end result is a delicious bloomin’ baked potato to die for
I loved baked potatoes, but your classic baked potato can only get you so far. This recipe is the baked potato ever!
Jenny Brown
02.23.16

Baked potatoes are one of my favorite foods, and for good reason. They are incredibly easy to make, very tasty, and highly filling. It’s a win on all accounts!

But your classic baked potato can only get you so far. I mean, the typical baked potato recipe is more or less the same with sour cream, chives, and yogurt. However, I recently stumbled upon this absolutely mouth-watering baked potato recipe from Tonia at The Gunny Sack, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys.

She calls the recipe – Bloomin’ Baked Potato – and I am sure it will be an instant hit for you and your family. Using cheese and bacon, she created a delectable baked potato that is crunchy and yummy at the same time.

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To start, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Bacon bits

First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Next, cut the top off of the potatoes. Then, use a small knife to cut rings around the inside of the potato.

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Flip the potato over and make cuts all the way around the potato. Be sure to leave a small portion at the top uncut. These cuts need to go all the way through the center of the potato.

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Carefully flip the potato back to the other side. Check if you need to make any of the cuts deeper and make the necessary cuts.

Brush the potatoes with olive oil and then sprinkle sea salt on top.

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Place the potatoes on foil, and bake them at 425 degrees.

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After 30 minutes of baking, take them out and brush the tops with additional olive oil and sprinkle more sea salt. Then, place them back in the oven for another 30 minutes.

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After baking for an hour, add shredded cheese to the potatoes.

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Return them to the oven so that the cheese has time to melt. This should take about 5 minutes.

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Once melted, remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle bacon bits on top. Then serve!

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Isn’t this delicious? Feel free to add other add-ons such as sour cream and onions.

Please SHARE this delicious, mouthwatering recipe with everyone you know!

[Source: The Gunny Sack]

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By Jenny Brown
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Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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