Bacon Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes

serves 4
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

4 large Russet potatoes, washed
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
olive oil
8 ounces Monterey Jack and Colby cheese blend (or your favorite)
16 ounces of thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

Place a potato on a cutting board with wood skewers on each side (lengthwise).  Slice potato about 3/4 of the way through.  The skewers will keep you from cutting all the way through.  Cut to about 1/8" thickness.  Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and place a piece butter in every few slices.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for about 1 hour.

The potatoes will have kind of opened up so you can stuff cheese and bacon into the slices.  Pack 2 ounces of cheese and 1/4 of your bacon into each potato.  Return to oven and cook for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy!

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