This is what you will need:
2 Potatoes (I used the Large Steakhouse)
3 Tbsp of Sour Cream
1 Minced garlic clove
3 slices of cooked bacon crumbled ( you can also use bacon bits)
1 Tbsp of chopped green onions
1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp of butter or margarine
1 Tbsp of Parmesan Cheese
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat the oven at 400 degrees
First what you will do is rub Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a pinch of salt onto the potatoes.
Now take a fork and puncture vent holes all around the potatoes.
Place the potatoes into the oven for 45 minutes
Place the bacon strips in the microwave for 4 minutes (you can skip this step if you would prefer Bacon Bits). Place a paper towel over the bacon so it doesn't pop grease all in your microwave. You can fry it if you please I put them in the microwave to safe time and pans.
After 45 minutes are up place a knife in the middle of the potato to make sure its done. (You'll know when the knife slides in with no resistance) Go ahead and cut the top of the potato off longways. You can save the top half if you would like but there is no use for it in this recipe
Scoop out the potato until its hollow leave a little starch around the skin so it doesn't collapse or tear when placing the filling in. Place the scooped out potato starch into a bowl to prepare for all the goodies.
Add your sour cream, minced garlic, diced green onions, garlic powder, butter, Parmesan cheese and the bacon. Mix them all together and stuff the mixture back into the potato skins.
Top it off with some cheddar cheese to your liking. Place back into the oven for another 15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Voila! A nice creamy mash packed with a ton of flavor inside with a salty crispy skin.