January 15th, 2008

Easy and Cheesy

If you ever want to make a change from the old standard baked potato as your side, here’s a recipe for some yummy, cheesy potatoes that’ll put you in high standing with your friends and family.

(They’re named after our friend Bonita who first introduced them to us — and she’s perfected them over the years.)

Bonita’s Potatoes

6 large baking potatoes
1 lb. bacon any kind (last used hickory smoked)
8-oz. sour cream
1 stick butter
½ lb. fresh grated mild cheddar cheese (not already grated with filler)
1 bunch green onions finely chopped just to dark green part
½ tablespoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Boil potatoes
Crunch cooked bacon
Grate cheese
Chop onions and sauté in 1-2 T bacon grease 

Drain potatoes
Add to a large bowl with 1 stick butter, crumbled bacon, ½ of cheddar cheese, sour cream, sautéed green onions, salt and pepper.
Whip with hand electric mixer.
Taste and add more of what you like to get the consistency of loaded mashed potatoes.

Top with rest of cheese and put in oven until cheese on top is melted.
(Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 min. to rewarm if you ever need to.)
Makes a lot for 8-10 normal people or 6 big guys.