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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Potato Nachos

Photo by Kate Tompkins
Had these at the Olde Dublin Pub in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, recently and knew I had to recreate them. That’s their version in the photo, and yes they were as good as they look. So if you want to make up your own plate, here’s what you need:

1 slice bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
1 small bag thick-cut potato chips*
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup grated cheddar (mild or medium)
salsa (to taste)

Spread enough chips to cover on a Royal Chinet dinner plate. Cover with the cheese. Microwave until cheese melts—this takes less than a minute even in my old and low-powered microwave so watch carefully. Sprinkle bacon bits, tomato and onion over top. Add as little or as much salsa as you like. You can also serve with sour cream on the side.

Serves one

This recipe can be multiplied—buy a bigger bag of chips. If you’re feeding more than one and don’t mind sharing a dish, then it’s quicker and easier to do in the oven. Instead of a paper plate, use a pizza pan, covered with foil and greased. Preheat oven to 300°F, then pop in pan. Should take three or four minutes to melt the cheese.

*pretty sure the restaurant made their own potato chips on the premises. Seems to be a PEI specialty. But I don’t own a deep fryer and that’s far too much work.

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