Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips
1 large, uniformly-shaped russet potato, scrubbed well and sliced into 1/8" rounds
3/4 cup shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese
salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons crumbled bacon (about 2 slices)
chopped parsley or chives, for garnish (optional)
Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce
1 tablespoon ranch dressing
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (adjust more or less depending on how spicy you want).
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bring sliced potatoes to a boil in cold, salted water to cover for 5 minutes. Carefully drain, and transfer slices to a paper-towel lined countertop or cutting board. Pat to dry.
Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay out potato slices so they are overlapping on it. Spray lightly with additional cooking spray, then sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese & bacon. Bake 12-14 minutes in preheated oven until cheese is melted & bubbly. Serve with chipotle ranch sauce (recipe below).
Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce: Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine. Refrigerate any leftovers.