Saturday, March 2, 2013
Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Sauce
Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips from Vittles and Bits Blog 1 large, uniformly-shaped russet potato, scrubbed well and sliced into 1/8" rounds* cooking spray 3/4 C. shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese salt & pepper to taste 2 T. crumbled bacon (about 2 slices) - I used real bacon bits chopped parsley or chives, for garnish (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring sliced potatoes to a boil in cold, salted water to cover for 5 minutes. Carefully drain, and transfer slices to a paper-towel lined countertop or cutting board. Pat to dry. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay out potato slices so they are overlapping on it. Spray lightly with additional cooking spray, then sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese & bacon. Bake 12-14 minutes in preheated oven until cheese is melted & bubbly. Serve with chipotle ranch sauce (recipe below). Serves 2. *You can use 2 medium-sized potatoes rather than 1 large. Also, I like to leave the skin on but you can peel the potatoes if you prefer. Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce 1 T. ranch dressing 3 T. sour cream 1/4 t. chipotle chili powder 1/8 t. cayenne (adjust more or less depending on how spicy you want). 1/8 t. salt 1/8 t. garlic powder Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine. Refrigerate any leftovers.