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Roasted Potatoes With Sour Cream and Bacon

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“These potatoes are sliced "accordion style" before baking so that the scallions and bacon flavor really penetrate each bite.”
1hr 15mins

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  1. Cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, turning over occasionally, until browned and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain, then carefully transfer drippings from skillet to a small heatproof bowl and stir in white parts of scallions, salt, and pepper.
  3. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
  4. Tear off 6 (1-foot-long) sheets of heavy-duty foil.
  5. Make deep crosswise cuts in potatoes 1/4 inch apart, leaving bottom 1/4 inch intact (do not cut all the way through).
  6. Place each potato on a sheet of foil and drizzle each with 1 tablespoon bacon-dripping mixture, separating slices to allow some to drip into cuts.
  7. Gather up foil around potatoes, crimping foil to tightly enclose.
  8. Roast potatoes until tender, 45 to 50 minutes.
  9. Just before serving, stir together sour cream and scallion greens and crumble bacon over mixture.
  10. Carefully open foil packets and transfer packets to a platter.
  11. Serve potatoes with sour-cream topping.

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