Your Daily Dish: Bacon, Cheese and Potato Skin Sandwich
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Whether your game is Grand Theft Auto or Ms. Pac-Man, today is your day! Celebrate National Video Games Day by grabbing your joystick in one hand and this scrumptious, one-handed Bacon, Cheese & Potato Skin Sandwich (really, it’s stuffed with potato skins, cheese, sour cream and bacon!) in the other for a day of mindless fun and great eats.
3 medium Russet potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp melted butter
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
12 pieces crusty thick-sliced bread
6 tbsp margarine
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
½ tsp kosher salt
9 tbsp sour cream
1 ½ tsp chopped chives
12 tbsp crumbled bacon
1) For the potato skins, preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Scrub potatoes, pat dry and pierce with a fork several times. Rub olive oil over the outside of each potato and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 50-60 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from oven, allowing potatoes to cool just enough to handle. Turn oven up to 450ºF. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and scoop out the cooked potato leaving ½-inch thick layer of potato along the sides and bottoms of the skins. Brush the hollowed potato skins on both sides with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut each half lengthwise and place potatoes skin side up on baking sheet. Return to oven for 8 minutes flip the skins and bake an additional 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
2) To assemble sandwiches, spread margarine on both sides of the bread slices. Top each bottom slice of the bread with 1/3 cup of cheese, followed by 2 potato skin quarters, a sprinkling of salt, 1 ½ tbsp sour cream, ¼ tsp chives, 2 tbsp crumbled bacon, followed by another 1/3 cup shredded cheese. Finish off by topping with another slice of bread.
3) Heat a griddle over medium heat and cook sandwiches 2 minutes per side, until both sides are golden. Remove from heat and cool a few minutes before slicing in half.
Yield: 6 sandwiches
To really blow it out today, throw a Geek Bash worthy of World of Warcraft!
Whether it’s cruising the aisles at the Dollar Store or experimenting at the stove, we believe that every day can be a holiday.