Bacon and Egg Potato Boats

Bacon and Egg Potato Boats
Teresa Blackburn
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TIP: If potato halves don’t stand upright, cut a thin slice off the bottom.

Ingredients

1 Russet potato
2tablespoons butter
2tablespoons milk
2tablespoons shredded Italian blend cheese (like Sargento)
1tablespoon chopped green onion
2slices chopped, cooked bacon
1/2teaspoon salt
2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Wash potato, dry and pierce several times with a sharp knife or fork. If baking, preheat oven to 425°F. Liberally sprinkle garlic salt on wet skin. For softer skin, rub potatoes with oil, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and wrap with foil.
  2. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook 45 to 60 minutes, until a knife inserted in the middle meets no resistance.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. After baked potato cools, cut in half lengthwise. Scoop pulp into a bowl, leaving about ¼-inch around the edges. Mash pulp with a fork. Add butter, milk, cheese, onion, bacon and salt. Stir well. Spoon
back into skins. With the back of 
a spoon, create a deep well. You may have to remove some pulp. Place on baking sheet. Crack one egg into each well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until egg whites are set.
  4. Sprinkle with finely chopped bacon or parsley.

SWITCH IT UP!

Ham & Cheese: Substitute shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese for the Italian blend cheese and chopped ham (about ½ oz per potato half) for the bacon.

Salmon & Chive: Substitute sour cream for the milk, chives for the green onion and flaked cooked salmon (about ½ oz per potato half) for the bacon.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 540
  • Fat 30g
  • Cholesterol 275mg
  • Sodium 1180 mg
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 22g