“I’ll have the BLT, please… on a potato!”
This isn’t rocket science, but it’s SOOO good! McCalister’s Deli makes these AMAZING loaded baked potatoes, stuffed with a variety of deli sandwich ingredients.
They’re ridiculously tasty and uber easy to customize! I haven’t lived near a McCalister’s in years so when the craving struck, I had to make my own!
Here’s what was dancing around in my head before I made my own version:
It’s a beast! Mine were itty bitty (and hooray organic!) but they tasted just as fabulous as McAlister’s monster spuds.
As always, there are a few different ways you can make these. You can spread the potatoes with olive oil and coarse salt before baking, or just toss them right in the oven. Or you can break out the trusty microwave. But I highly suggest good old baking so you get a fabulously crispy skin (ahem: loaded with nutrients!!!)
If you do decide to bake these babies, keep in mind that they might take about 60-90 minutes to cook. This seems like an eternity, but not if you plan ahead! Bake your potatoes when you have trashy TV to catch up on, dogs to wash, or housework to be done!
So preheat your oven to 350F, scrub some spuds, make a few optional stabs with a fork, and bake away.
Just for Fun
The BLT & P (Bacon Lettuce, Tomatoes and Potato!)
The Greek (Feta, Olives, Tomatoes, Tabouli)
Tex Mex (Corn, Black Beans, Salsa Cheddar, Jalapeños)
Potato Ole (Taco Meat or Shredded Chicken, Cheddar/Mex Cheeses, Salsa or Pico de Gallo, Cilantro, Guacamole & Sour Cream)
Potato Parmigiana (Meatballs, Marinara sauce, Grated Parmesan)
Back to My Creation…
Warm, fluffy organic potatoes topped with…
Boar’s Head Oven Roasted Turkey, Tomatoes, Green Onions, Cheddar Cheese and a Dollop of Daisy Light Sour Cream