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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stuffed Crisp Potato Skins



Dish #3. Here's another way to eat the baked potato. As an added treat why not have it with a tasty crisp potato skin as well. Two for the price of one. Can't get any better than that, right? I basically took the same concept as my Baked Potato Casserole and rather than boiling it, I just straight up baked it in the oven. Mashed the insides and baked the skins again to get it nice and crisp. I mashed the insides and mixed in the fix-ins you'd usually find with a baked potato. Sour cream, cheese, green onions, and bacon bits. The last is optional if you don't want any meat in it.  I also spiked the potato with a dash of tobasco to give it a little kick. It was just enough to say "hello" then immediatly go "goodbye". I kept it slightly chunky this time around, too. Add a little more sour cream on top and you're ready to roll.

Makes 4




Stuffed Baked Potato Skins

2 Large russet potatoes - halved
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp tobasco
1 tbsp paprika
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp sour cream - plus extra for topping
1/2 c shredded cheese (your choice) - plus extra for topping
4-5 bacon strips
3 green onions - chopped

Preheat your oven to 350˚F

Lightly coat the potato halves with olive oil place on a baking sheet and bake until tender. Roughly 60 minutes.

Let the potatoes cool before scooping out the flesh. Once the inside has been scooped out. Lightly coat the skins with olive oil once again and backe for another 15 minutes. While that bakes, mash the scoop potatoes and season with some salt and pepper. Mix in the sour cream, paprika, tobasco, cheese and green onions.

When the potato skins are done scoop the potato mixture into the skins. Top with some shredded cheese and place in the oven once more for another 5-10 minutes until the cheese has melted.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.


25 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

Believe it or not, this is one of my all time favourite foods.

Lana said...

Potato, cheese, sour cream, bacon, onion...how could you go wrong with that combo!! Could you pass me a plate full right now?

Dawn said...

I mean this is the perfect comfort food in my opinion.

Debbie said...

Oh could I just devour that!!! Great with a steak on the side!

doggybloggy said...

I love this - I wish I had it for lunch right NOW!

Bob said...

Love it. Especially the cooking the skins again to get them crispy!

Sarah said...

Heaven on a plate!

Parita said...

Love crispy potatoes, sounds yummm!

Sippity Sup said...

A classic from my childhood!

OysterCulture said...

Love the looks of this, and it would make a nice change for me -never thing to make potato skins.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look amazing! I had some potato skins last night and these look about a million times better :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Yummy! This looks like comfort food to me!

Fresh Local and Best said...

These are so yummy! I love having these potato skins piled high with cheese and green onions

Tangled Noodle said...

Thank goodness I have some potatoes on hand - I'd go crazy with craving these!

theUngourmet said...

Oh yummo! These look amazing! My family(and I)would gobble them right up!

girlichef said...

I looooooove tater skins!! Oh man, 'specially when their stuffed...twice baked style. I could go for some for breakfast.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Potatoes, cheese, bacon, & sour cream! I love it! :)

Daily Spud said...

I am all over this one! :)

Tasty Eats At Home said...

You just gave me the perfect idea of what to do with this extra baked potato I have leftover in the fridge. I could totally make something like this! Yum!

biz319 said...

Love stuffed potatoes, in any fashion!

I learned that in order to get a really crispy shell, to make sure the potatoes are completely dry before adding the oil.

And anything with cheese, I am in! :D

pigpigscorner said...

I always enjoy potato skins! It's like confort food - loaded with starch and fats...yum

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! These look fantastic. We're having friends over on Sunday to watch football and decorate the Christmas tree, so I might have to make these as a snack!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look absolutely delicious! I love the yummy stuffins.

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