Tonight we will be having barbecued ribs and baked potatoes. Different people top their potatoes in different ways. My recent favorite topping, however, is this savory recipe from my husband's grandmother.
1/2 cup butter or margarine (I use the kind that comes in a tub.)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup bacon bits (I got a great deal on real bacon bits at a discount store this week. I have made this with imitation, but it just isn't the same.)
1/4 cup chopped green onions (I use 1/8 cup of diced, dried chives when green onions aren't available.)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine sour cream and margarine. Mix with a fork until well-blended. Add other ingredients, mix well, and serve over baked potatoes.
This recipe includes all my favorite toppings, and melts over potatoes with finesse and smoothness. It is simple, yet it yields a sophisticated taste. So, next time you make baked potatoes, and you are spreading the butter, scooping the sour cream, and sprinkling the cheese, try one dollop of this instead!