Tired of boring baked potatoes? Bring something interesting to the table with these Bacon Hasselback Potatoes.
2slices thick-cut bacon, cut crosswise
2 medium baking potatoes
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 Tbsp garlic paste
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 scallions, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350ºF
Using a sharp knife, make crosswise cuts in each potato, about 1/8 inch apart, stopping about 1/4 inch from the bottom. (use some chopsticks to keep from cutting too deep)
Insert pieces of the frozen bacon into the cuts of each potato, spacing the bacon evenly and letting it poke out of the top. Melt 3 tablespoons butter, mix in the garlic paste and brush generously over the potatoes and into the cuts. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake until the outsides are browned and crisp and the insides are soft.
Just before serving sprinkle the potatoes with chopped scallions then season with salt and pepper.