5 Medium Size Russet Potatoes
1 1/2 Cups Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
6 Slices Bacon
Vegetable or Canola Oil
Sour Cream & Ranch Dressing, to serve with
Dried Chives, to garnish
Wash all of your potatoes then prick them all over with a fork. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about an hour, or until a knife inserted in the middle of the potato comes right out. Once done, remove to a cutting board and slice down the middle, and scoop out most of the potato, but leave a good rim around the edge and bottom, just enough to where you don't completely go down to the skin. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large pot, then place potatoes in the oil and fry until they turn golden brown, then remove to a paper towel lined cutting board. When done, let potatoes cool while you dice your bacon and cook it in a frying pan until it is nice and chewy. Place your potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and then sprinkle cheese down the middle of the potato, then sprinkle bacon pieces on top. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, until cheese is completely melted, then turn the oven to boil on high for about 5 more minutes to brown it.