Double Baked Double Bacon Potatoes


Step 3: First Potato Bake

Picture of First Potato Bake
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Rinse your potatoes to make sure there is no dirt on them.  If you have beautiful, recently bought potatoes, you probably won't need to trim them.  However, mine had started to sprout a few little eyes, so I had to cut them out. Not as pretty, but still awesomely flavorful.  (If you don't end up having to remove chunks of your potatoes, prick them nicely with a fork so there is a place for the steam to release during cooking.)

Then place on a cookie sheet, and take some of that yummy bacon fat from the skillet and drizzle it over your potatoes to grease them. (This is where the double bacon comes in.)  Roll them around with your hands to make sure they are completely coated.

Put in the oven and cook until a fork tender, around 35 to 40 minutes.  Halfway through cooking stir them to cook evenly and so they don't get stuck to the bottom of the cooking sheet.