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Baked potatoes are a multi-purpose good eat

Baked Potatoes
Simply dressed with olive oil, salt, and pepper


A loaded baked potato, we're talking butter, some cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and perhaps some chopped green onion, is VERY tasty.  They're a great side dish for a steak dinner or can be a meal itself.

But why just throw one or two potatoes in the oven, when you can bake up six or eight to make some convenient future meals?

Baked potatoes keep well in the fridge, sealed in a Ziplock bag, and lend themselves to some easy peasy and very tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas.

For the best baked potatoes with a nice, seasoned outer skin and a fluffy potato inside, roast them in the oven.  Prep:  Rinse them, dry them, then poke them a few times with a fork.  Dress them simply with olive oil, salt, and pepper and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, or until fork tender.

Look at all you can do with some leftover baked potatoes:

  • Throw one in the air fryer, microwave, or toaster oven for a 'leftover' loaded baked potato lunch
  • Shred one to make hash browns for breakfast
  • Rough chop one and throw it in the crock pot with some chicken stock, cream, or milk for a convenient potato soup (top with cheese and bacon of course!)
  • Rough chop one up to use as a base for a quick breakfast hash, throw in some chopped onion, deli ham, or whatever other leftover you have on hand that sounds good, which is the beauty of hash!
  • When was the last time you enjoyed potato skins?  You 'gotta love air fryers!
  • Use the scoop out from making potato skins, to make potato pancakes or latkes.
  • Warm or cold, whip up a quick potato salad, an awesome sandwich side.
  • For a super quick snack, munch on a tater straight out of the Ziplock bag

So think ahead a few meals when thinking about making just a couple of baked potatoes for a steak dinner side, do six, eight, or more instead!  Leftover taters are also VERY BachelorontheCheap wallet-friendly!  A 10-pound bag of potatoes costs around $5 at the mainstream grocery store.

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike


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