Roasted Potatoes with Chives, Bacon and Maytag Blue Cheese
 
Roasted potatoes go high-class with the help of fancy filling and a gorgeous presentation.
Servings: Makes 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 12 small Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Maytag blue cheese
  • 4 slices applewood-smoked bacon , cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • Directions
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water; bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt; cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

    Once cooled, slice a small piece from the top and the bottom of each potato. Transfer to a medium bowl; toss with oil, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper.

    Place potatoes on a baking sheet. With a paring knife, score top of each potato. Top each with equal amounts of blue cheese and bacon. Bake until cheese melts, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.

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