Wash the potato well and place it on top of two parallel chopsticks. Without cutting through all the way, cut 3 mm thick slices in the potato.
Let the potato soak in water while replacing the water periodically. After drying the potato, coat it with olive oil and salt, then open up the layers. Wrap the potato in tin foil and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C (356 F).
Place the finely chopped bacon between each layer of the potato and on top. Bake it again at 200°C (or 392 F) until the potato is lightly browned.
Garnish the potato with sour cream and chives. Grind whatever herbs or peppers you like over the top and it's ready to serve.
Story Behind this Recipe
I saw a picture of a baked potato and tried modifying the recipe to make it my own way. It looks delicious too.
If you want the potato to be soft, please wrap the potato in foil. If you want the new potato to retain some of its crispness, bake it without the foil. Depending on the size of the potato, the baking time may vary. Soaking the potato in water to get rid of the starchiness is the key to keeping the layers from sticking together.