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Making Volcano Potatoes


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March 16, 2019

Volcano Potatoes on plateI saw this on tv, but found many recipes on the internet afterwards. The minute I saw this potato, well... I HAD to make them. They tasted even better than they look, and the clever name grabbed me, too.

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The melted cheese inside and out, with the potato wrapped in bacon and BBQ sauce, and then the "Volcano Sauce, which is spiced up sour cream", this recipe really makes the ultimate baked potato!

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 60 min approx

Total Time: about 1-1.5 hr

Yield: 4

Source: There are various recipes are all over the internet

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 green onions
  • 4-8 strips bacon
  • 3-4 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-3 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 4-8 tooth picks
ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. First wash the potatoes really well, we're eating the skins. Poke a few holes in each potato with a fork.
  2. poking potatoes with fork
     
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  3. Then foil each potato and bake until half way done, approx. 30-45 min at 350F.
  4. foil wrapped Potatoes
     
  5. Take the half baked potatoes out of the oven, allow to cool where you can handle them. Remove any "icky" spots, since we're eating the skins on these. Cut 1/2" off the tops off to make them flat on the top. Cut about 1/2" of the bottom off each potato so they stand upright.
  6. cut top & bottom of potatoes
     
  7. With a spoon and serrated knife, lightly core out the centers, making sure *not* to go all the way to the bottom. Leave some potato sides on too, as you don't want to totally core them out.* In the picture here you can see how potato is left on the side "walls".
  8. removing inside of Potatoes
     
    hollowed Potatoes
     
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  9. Next, we're going to stuff the cut out centers with cheese. I found that I needed more cheese than I have here, so you really want to pile up that cheese.
  10. cheese stuffed Potatoes
     
  11. Next wrap each potato with bacon strips and use toothpicks to hold it on the potato.
  12. bacon wrapped Potatoes
     
  13. Now slather on the BBQ sauce of your choice all over the bacon that's wrapped around the potato.
  14. Sauce on outside of bacon wrapped Potatoes
     
  15. Put your "pre volcano potatoes" now into a lightly greased or Pam sprayed baking dish. Bake at 350F uncovered for about 20-40 min, or until potatoes are tender when poked on the outside with a tooth pick. The cheese will melt while it's cooking running down the sides (you want that as it's a volcano). You can add more cheese "while" it's baking to enhance the effect of the cheese running down.
  16. Volcano Potatoes ready to bake
     
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  17. Now you can make your lava, the "volcano sauce". This can be hotter if you add more "hot sauce". Use about 1/2 -3/4 cup of sour cream (doesn't have to be exact) and a couple of tablespoons of your hot sauce, with a pinch of garlic, paprika and salt, and mix that up. Then refrigerate the sauce until potatoes are done.
  18. ingredients
     
  19. When the potatoes are done, (you can check them with a fresh tooth pick by sticking them in the side) remove from the oven, and top with the "volcano lava sauce/sour cream" mixture, a few chopped green onions or chives, and enjoy!

  20. Volcano Potatoes on plate
     
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*Save the potato you've "cut out" for frying up later (if you like).

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