Armadillo Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by tomsawyer

Tasty potato appetizers.

Top Review by Sammijo

These potatoes are just fantastic. I prepared this just as written. It was a nice change from baked potatoes as a side instead of plain baked potatoes. THanks for sharing!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, paprika, salt and pepper, and 1 Tbs olive oil.
  3. Set the mixture aside.
  4. Transform each potato half into a armadillo by cutting 9 or so notches ½ to ¾ inch deep in the rounded top.
  5. For each armadillo, cut a square of aluminum foil big enough to loosely wrap around it, brush the center with olive oil, then place the potato on it, flat side down.
  6. Sprinkle the top with some of the crumb mixture, pressing it into the grooves, then seal the potato in the aluminum foil.
  7. Arrange all of the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them for 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Be careful opening the pouches – they're hot and probably full of steam.

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