Cookbook:Potato Skins

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Potato Skins is a dish made with Potato halves with cheese and sometimes bacon, green onions, and sour cream sprinkled on top.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

Scrub potatoes and rub skins with oil. Prick each potato several times with a fork. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are done. Allow potatoes to cool to touch. Cut top third off each potato; discard tops. Carefully scoop out pulp, leaving about 1/8 inch thick shells. (Reserve potato pulp for other uses.)

Fry potato skins in hot oil (375 degrees) for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Invert and drain on paper towels. Place potato skins, cut side up, on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic salt and Cheddar cheese. Broil 6 inches from heat for 30 seconds or until cheese melts. Top potato skins with bacon if using them and 1 tablespoon chives.

Press green chiles between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Combine chilies, sour cream and red pepper in a small bowl; stir well. Top with remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Serve with potato skins.

Yield: 8 servings.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • You don't have to make the chili sour cream. You can just put a spoonful of sour cream right onto of the potato skin.
  • You can also bake these off in the oven to melt the cheese if you didn't want to fry them in oil.

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