Baked Potato Chip Nachos with Gorgonzola & Bacon like Meg Ryan in Harry Met Sally

by Jennifer on July 21, 2011

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I am blushing as I begin to type this post. But before, I tell you why, I need to let you know that this is a GREAT way to get your kids to try new cheeses. My kids jumped on this before I could even ruin it by saying ‘Try some Gorgonzola Cheese’. They ate it, then asked what it was and then ate more.

Now, back to the ‘Situation’: You see, I went out to dinner with my friend Janina last week and we had a ahem, um, well let’s just say we had a voyeuristic experience.

There was a young man at the table next to us who was a bit infatuated with his meal. When the plate was placed in front of him, he stared at it lovingly, brought the plate to his nose a few times and then managed to drag out eating that plate of food for 30 minutes or so. He had what I call a ‘Harry met Sally’ experience.

He was in love with his plate of food and I am pretty sure many in the room noticed. And yes, when the waitress came to our table, Janina and I said ‘We’ll have what he is having’.

What was this object of desire? Amanda’s Nachos: house fried chips, bacon, cheddar & blue cheese. I am not a fan of blue cheese and not really of fried chips however, I tried these and thought, I can make these even better.

In fact, I had just made ‘Daddy’s Fries (baked sliced potatoes) before heading out that night.

Baked Potato Chip Nachos with Gorgonzola & Bacon (serves 2 very hungry or 4-6 nibblers)*
2 large russet potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thin
1-2 teaspoons olive oil or use olive oil spray
1-2 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1-2 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
3 slices bacon, precooked and chopped
3 chives, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry the potatoes.

2. Using a mandolin set to a 1/8 inch, slice the potatoes and place on a clean dish towel or paper towels. Shred the jack cheese and chop up the Gorgonzola if necessary.

3. Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and lay the slices on a cooking rack placed in a baking sheet (allows for better baking). Bake the potatoes about 20 minutes or until starting to brown a bit. Meanwhile, chop up the bacon and set aside.

4. Scatter the jack cheese on the potatoes followed by the Gorgonzola cheese and bacon. Bake another 3-4 minutes, just to melt the cheese. Remove from the oven, top with chives.

*Warning: you just might moan so make sure you are either alone or with peeps you don’t care about moaning in front of. Your choice.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Nutmeg Nanny July 21, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Ummmmm this looks amazing!!!!

Diane {Created by Diane} July 22, 2011 at 12:56 am

These look fantastic!!!
What a funny story :)
OK now I’m really hungry and think it’s never too late at night to get out the gorgonzola and bacon and make myself a snack :0 Thanks :)

Aggie July 22, 2011 at 2:44 am

ok, these are genius. I absolutely love it!! and the story behind them!!

Shelby July 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

I have gorgonzola to use in another recipe – and will have to try this one too. I’d eat it for breakfast if I had the time today! Yum!

Jessica @ How Sweet July 22, 2011 at 7:37 am

Love, love, love! Can I come over??

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. July 22, 2011 at 8:44 am

You had me at When Harry Met Sally – one of my three favorite movies EVAH.

Katja of Skimbaco July 22, 2011 at 8:50 am

This sounds so yummy and easy to make!!

patsy July 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

My oldest would dive into those nachos! Of course, he’d have to fight me for them in the process… love gorgonzola cheese, and now I have a new way to serve it! yum!

Georgia Pellegrini July 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

These sure look tasty! I love this idea for “nachos.”

Marla July 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Girl, you really went for it. Love the bacon in these “nachoes”

marla July 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm

That would be nachos without the “e” ;)

Janina July 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

Being witness to someone else’s affections is an interesting experience especially when shared with such an observant and colorful friend! I love watching/hearing the instant inspiration and detailed conversation that followed :)

megan {a dash of megnut} July 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

ohhh my goodness. i need these. and i may just go watch when harry met sally right now just because you brought it up. :)

megan {a dash of megnut} July 25, 2011 at 12:05 am

ok just made these and they are soooo good! i didn’t moan but there were definite a few ‘om nom noms’ and the like murmured.

Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño September 19, 2011 at 8:58 pm

What a fantastic recipe and even cooler idea. How cool. And any reference to Meg Ryan movies is a winner in my book. Love it!
Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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