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Baked potatoes don't get much better than this

A creation inspired by John Battersby

Doug F posted in Home cooking
2d ago
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You all I have done over 400 posts here on FoodDevour but this is my first post about a baked potato, that should tell you something immediately. A couple weeks ago John Battersby posted his BBQ chicken loaded baked potato (link below) and it got me to thinking. I do not care for baked potatoes as a rule but this got me excited to make a baked potato but to do it with a twist.

I started by microwaving a big sweet potato until nice and soft, it took about fifteen minutes. I then chopped up some grilled chicken and stirred in some JB's white ale & ghost pepper BBQ sauce. When my sweet potato was done I did a couple slices down the middle so it would open almost flat. I added a layer of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, then the chicken went on as well as another layer of cheese. I tossed it back in the microwave long enough to melt the cheese. While all of this was going on I was also frying some bacon in a cast iron skillet. When the cheese was nice and melty I added a layer of bacon then a layer of sour cream and a little more bacon and some green onion.

This was so well balanced in flavor, it had the sweet of the sweet potato and the savory saltiness of the bacon, the heat of the BBQ sauce and the coolness of the sour cream. It also covered all the textures you want, from crispy bacon to gooey cheese and everything in-between. FoodDevour, in forty six years I finally found a baked potato I love. Yes it is covered in cheese, chicken, sour cream and bacon and I wouldn't want it any other way... Except!

So does this sound like something you all would try? Tell me in the comments below. Please go by and show John some love on his post as well. Stay absolutely wonderful FoodDevour! I love you all!

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Comments (46)

  • Holy @#$%!!!! You loaded that damn thing!!!

      2 days ago
  • So far I know are baked potato skins like those not really a dish in the Netherlands, I have never seen them on a menu. So maybe I should try.

      2 days ago
    • Potato skins are different from a baked potato but are just as good. 👍

        2 days ago
    • I should definitely try them once!

        2 days ago
  • This is more loaded than Doug's gun cupboard

      1 day ago
    • Ohh I love that! That is hilarious ! Yes, both stuffed very well. 🤣

        1 day ago
  • I don’t like sweet potatoes but this looks good.

      2 days ago
  • Damn, that looks delicious! I want some.

      2 days ago
    • Thanks! I highly recommend it, you don't need to eat anything else with it. 😁

        2 days ago
    • Thank you, I imagine! I'll have to try it someday! :)

        2 days ago
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