Serve these creamy, crispy, cheesy baked potato fans in just about the same amount of time as plain baked potatoes. Your family and guests will be impressed - and it will be our secret how easy they really are!
1/2cupshredded cheeseparmesan,sharp cheddar, jack, etc.
Heat oven to 400 degrees.*
Cut each potato into "fans" by cutting almost through the potato. TIP: place the potato on a large wooden spoon, and with the potato sitting on the spoon, take a long knife and cut down until it touches the edges of the spoon. This allows you to evenly cut the potato into still-attached slices that you can fan out.
Place the potatoes on a lined or greased baking sheet and lightly pull the pieces apart to fan them. They won't all look perfectly fanned, but that's OK.
Pour a little of the melted butter over each potato, distributing it evenly.
Sprinkle each with some salt and pepper to taste.
Add about a tablespoon of grated cheese on top of each potato, pushing some of the cheese into the crevices.
Bake 45-60 minutes or until tender. Total time will depend on the size of your potatoes. A knife inserted into the center of a potato will show how done they are.
*You can also cook them for longer at a lower temperature if you're baking chicken at 375 degrees, for instance, or less time if you're roasting them next to sausages at 425 degrees. I love how flexible these potatoes are and how easily they can fit into any menu.