Friday, August 29, 2008

Potato Skins

Today’s recipe is for homemade potato skins; something most people will order at a restaurant or bar as an appetizer, but don’t make at home.

This is what you’ll need:

Vegetable Oil for cooking, Potatoes (How many depends on how many you want to make, one potato for every two ‘skins’), Velveeta Cheese, Bacon Bits (I’m lazy, but you can make your own), Green Onions, Sour Cream and Chives (Fresh chives are better, but you can use freeze-dried). The amounts you use will depend on how many you are making. It’s not rocket science, you’ll be able to figure it out.

Combine sour cream with chives and refrigerate until ready to use.

Cut the cheese (ha-ha, I made a funny).

Now chop the green onion using the green part too, and set aside along with the cheese.

Prick the potatoes with a fork and bake in either your oven or microwave until tender. I use the microwave because it’s quicker. After letting the potatoes cool enough to handle, slice in half lengthwise and scoop out the center leaving a ¼” shell.

Heat oil in deep fryer or in a pot on the stovetop to about 350 degrees. Add potatoes one at a time and cook until slightly browned. Remove and drain on paper toweling.

Place potato halves on baking sheet and fill with cheese.

Sprinkle with bacon.

Top with chopped green onion.

Bake in oven for 5 – 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream mixture and dig in.

You’ll note that I’m having mine with a ‘low carb’ beer to make up for all the yummy carbs my body will be absorbing with the potatoes.


Anonymous said...

Wait! Why wasn't I invited over?!

Badass Geek said...

Mmm... Minus the chopped onions and sour cream, sign me up!

María said...

I was looking at this and my 4 year old is like 'Mmmm...that looks good.'

I'll have to make it. I'd use that Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix too, that'd be good.

Whitney said...

That looks great. Yummy! :)

I used quick oats. I think that would be best!

Unknown said...

That is so not fair. Here I am, after muc trial and tribulation, finally 12 pounds under my peak. And threatening to lose evn more. And you're tempting me with those de lic ious looking potato things. O M G. I could eat ALL of them!!! I'm putting on pounds just looking!! And here I've been trying to get all svelt for you and everything.

Mental P Mama said...

Oh My Lord! For a minute there, I was afraid there'd be no booze. Phew.

Anonymous said...

Now I am salavating at my desk! Man that looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

NO FAIR! The Lean Cuisine I just dined on for lunch just ain't cuttin' it, and now you're making me even more hungry. I'm with Nicky - why wasn't I invited over???????????????

Heather said...

You should have seen the look on my face when I saw the step with deep frying the "skins" before you fill them with goodies. I always wonder why they are so much crisper at restaurants. Dang, I'm a moron.

Anonymous said...




those look so good!!

It's currently 3:45am and I most certainly cannot replicate those at this hour but now I have hunger pains. mmmmm

Anonymous said...

I am actually drooling. The humble potato and I have been having a longstanding love affair. YUM to the max!

Lisa said...

MMMMmmmm, minus the beer, make my fresh and I will be right over. They look delicious!!!! Ohhh, yes add the Hidden Valley Ranch Dip mix, that sounds good too. I'm hungry...thanks!