Go ahead and gather up all your ingredients
Chop up your bacon, both kinds of onions, and slice the potatoes down the middle
Now scoop out the potatoes leaving about a 1/4 inch of actual potato
Heat oil up to 325 degrees
Fry potato shells at 325 degrees for 3-4 minutes until slightly brown
Here's what the potatoes look like after their oil bath
Set oven broiler to high. This gets really hot and will melt the cheese very quickly. Set a rack in your oven to the highest position possible.
Load up potatoes with the toppings. My wife doesn't eat meat so you can see which ones are mine. There is a base layer of cheese, then the onions and bacon, then another layer of cheese.
After about one minute under the broiler, this is what they look like.
Serve with ketchup or typically sour cream. Also season with salt and pepper to taste. We got crazy at the end and also put cayenne pepper and Old Bay Seasoning on some of them...also delicious.
- Cheddar/Jack cheese
- Green onions
- Peanut oil