Ingredients:


8 POTATOES...
1 1/3 CUPS VEGETABLE OIL
11 OUNCES SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
3 TABLESPOONS BACON BITS (I USE THE HORMEL KIND IN A JAR)
16 OUNCES SOUR CREAM
2 GREEN ONIONS, CHOPPED



Directions:


1.) PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 DEGREES F (190 DEGREES C). LIGHTLY GREASE A 9X13 INCH BAKING PAN.


2.) PIERCE POTATOES WITH A FORK. MICROWAVE THE POTATOES ON HIGH UNTIL THEY ARE SOFT; APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 12 MINUTES.


3.) CUT THE POTATOES IN HALF VERTICALLY. SCOOP THE INSIDE OUT OF THE POTATOES, UNTIL 1/4 INCH OF THE POTATO SHELL REMAINS.


4.)  HEAT OIL TO 365 DEGREES F (180 DEGREES C) IN A DEEP FRYER OR A DEEP SAUCEPAN. PLACE THE POTATOES IN HOT OIL, FRY FOR 5 MINUTES. DRAIN POTATOES ON PAPER TOWELS.


5.) FILL THE POTATO SHELLS WITH CHEESE AND BACON BITS AND SPRINKLE WITH GREEN ONIONS.


6.) ARRANGE THEM IN THE PREPARED BAKING PAN. BAKE FOR 7 MINUTES, OR UNTIL THE CHEESE IS MELTED. SERVE HOT WITH SOUR CREAM.
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