You Say Potato, I Say Potatoe

potatoWe’re oh so familiar with the baked potato — wrapped in foil and cooked to perfection before being embellished with lots of butter. Then there’s French fries, dipped in lots of oil before being sprinkled with tons of salt and other secret spices. Of course, there’s also the potato chips that run the gamut from the original Pringles in a can to the variety of packaged flavored chips and things.  But what if you can make a home-made potato that can pass for baked, fries and chips all at once?  Well, here it is. Its preparation is quite simple and you decide how simple or fancy (or healthy) you want your potato to be.  You can indulge in butter, in any spice of your choosing, or in a complement of cheese, meats or vegetables.  Did I already mention bacon? Or you can just go basic.

INGREDIENTS

2 large potatoes, skin on, thoroughly washed

Salt & pepper to taste

Olive oil in a spray can or bottle

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the potatoes into thin strips without cutting all the way so that the slices remain intact.  Place potatoes on a flat baking sheet.  Season with salt and pepper. Spray a generous amount of Olive oil over the potatoes. Bake for about an hour until the potato skin turns brown. Remove from heat. Let it cool and embellish away…

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