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

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.

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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