Loaded Baked Potato Dip
 
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Loaded baked potato dip made with chives, bacon, and lots of garlic.
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Serves: Serves 3-4
Ingredients
For the Loaded Baked Potato Dip:
  • 1 large Russet potato, rinsed and cleaned
  • 4 slices of thick-cut bacon, sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup sour cream, room temperature
  • ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream
  • ¼ red onion, finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 chives, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 sprigs of curly parsley, leaves only, finely chopped
For the Baked Steak Fries:
  • 2 large Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch thick fries
  • sea salt, for finishing
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Rub your potato with a teaspoon or two of olive or vegetable oil, wrap it in foil, and bake for 30-45 minutes, until tender. Alternatively, you can peel and boil your potato in salted water for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized pan, cook your bacon over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to place the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat and discard the rest.
  3. Get your steak fries baking while you finish the rest of the dip. Peel and cut your potatoes into 1-inch thick fries (you want them to be sturdy enough to dip). Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment, and toss the potatoes in the 2 tablespoons of reserved bacon fat. Place in a 450 degree F oven for 10 minutes, then flip them over, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until golden and crispy. Finish with a quick sprinkle of sea salt and set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mash your cooked and peeled potato, then combine your sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, minced onion, minced garlic, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix until smooth, and then fold in your chives, parsley, and cooked bacon. Garnish with any additional chives, parsley, red onion, or bacon, if you like, and serve with your steak fries. You can also serve this with carrots, celery, radishes, or even potato chips!
  5. Note: this dip can be made a day ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator, covered, until ready to serve.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2016/02/01/loaded-baked-potato-dip/