Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Potato Skins

I love appetizers so much that sometimes my husband and I will make a meal out of them! Potato skins are one of my go-to dishes~ they are simple and delicious and, if you make them at home instead of eating them in a restaurant or buying them frozen, you are actually eating much less saturated fat! This is a super simple recipe that is great for game day, a lazy Sunday or casual entertaining. The skins are cripsy and delicious, filled with gooey cheese and smokey bacon. Enjoy!
Serves: 4-6

5 small Idaho potatoes, scrubbed
4 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
1 cup of shredded colby-jack cheese
Kosher salt/black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
2 green onions, chopped

Bake potatoes in a 400 degree oven for about 40 minutes (or until fork tender). Remove and allow to cool. Slice potatoes lengthwise and remove about half of the insides (great for mashed potatoes later!). Place the halves on a baking sheet with the insides facing upward, sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for about 10 minutes. Remove potatoes from the oven, sprinkle with cheese and crumbled bacon, then return them to the oven for about 5-8 minutes (or until cheese is melted and bubbly). While potatoes are cooling, place sour cream in a bowl and add chopped green onions (I like to mix the onions right in, depending on how much my guests enjoy them). Arrange the potatoes around the sour cream bowl and serve immediately.


Becky said...

Yum. I'm making these this weekend!

Author said...

Glad to hear it! Enjoy :)

Courtney said...

Yum! Hope you are feeling better!

Author said...

Thanks, Court! Hope you are well too :)