Potato Skins on My Food Blog

Today I am celebrating all things Potato’s and I love Potato skins . These make a great appetizer or snack.

  • 4 Idaho baking potatoes
  •  Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 bunch scallions
  •  Kosher salt
  •  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  •  Hot sauce, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rub the potatoes lightly with olive oil and bake them on a foil-lined baking sheet until their skins are crisp and a fork easily slides into their flesh, about 1 hour.After baking  folded kitchen towel to handle the hot potatoes, cut each into quarters lengthwise to create four wedges. Using a small spoon, scoop the flesh from each wedge, leaving 1/4 inch or more of the flesh.

 assemble the toppings. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, then transfer to a small bowl. Reserve the bacon fat. Grate the cheese into a small bowl; you should have about 2 cups. Trim and thinly slice the scallions.

Set the oven to broil. Return the wedges to the foil-lined baking sheet. Paint a bit of bacon fat on each, then top with cheese and bacon. Place under the broiler until the cheese is bubbling. Place the skins on a serving plate. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon a teaspoon or so of sour cream on each and scatter the scallions over the plate. 

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