August 21, 2009

Bacon-Chipotle Twice Grilled Potatoes



Ingredients:
2 large russet potatoes
3 strips center cut bacon, crumbled
1 chipotle pepper in adobe, minced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh or freeze dried minced chives
salt
pepper

olive oil for brushing


Directions:
Prick the potatoes with a fork. Brush all sides with olive oil. Place mesquite chips in a foil packet, poke holes in the foil, and place on the coals. Cook the potatoes directly on the grill over hot coals for 30 minutes, then turn.



Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove from the grill. Slice in half. Scoop out the insides and gently mashed with the remaining ingredients. Scoop back into the skins. Place on the grill.



Grill until the cheese melts and they are hot all the way through, about 5-10 minutes.





Quick tips: Measure out the filling ingredients before you start to grill and refrigerate them until the potatoes are ready. Also, bacon crumbles easily after it has been refrigerated, make extra next time you cook bacon for breakfast or another recipe. If using freshly cooked bacon, cut it up with kitchen shears.

My thoughts:

my grill friday

This is a great side dish to make when you are grilling a main dish that takes a long time; the potatoes don't take up much room on the grill. I've made this when grilling a large piece of meat over indirect heat, I just put the potatoes around the edge of the grill over the coals. The potatoes take on a light, smoky, grilled flavor that is reflected in the chipotle and bacon. The skin gets wonderfully crispy-the perfect edible container.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, I have never seen anything close to this. These potatoes look SO good. I would skip the meat and fill up on two of these bad boys!

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  2. Love the idea of roasting and stuffing the potato :)

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  3. Love this idea! Not only do you get the amazing grill flavor, but you boosted the smokiness with the chipotle. Yum!

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  4. Wow! Those look wonderful. Must give these a try next time we grill out!

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  5. Hi,
    I like the idea of this, we finally have some sunshine here & I find I'm putting as much on the barbeque as humanly possible, including all the veggies in evoo & aluminium foil. i'll give it a go at the weekend. thanks for sharing...

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  6. Mmmm these look fab! I love makin' stuffed potatoes and am always looking for some new ideas, great post!

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  7. I love chipotle! These look great!

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  8. I made these the other night (and posted on my site) and they were awesome! I baked instead of grilled though, but still turned out deelish, thanks for the great recipe :)

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