Saturday, August 22, 2009

Potato Skins

A favorite here in our home. Is Potato Skins! We usually go to TGIF to get our dose of potato skins. But there are times when you just can't run out and get them. Or you just don't want to. So we decided one day that we were going to start making them at home. I mean what could it hurt right? I mean they do say better when homemade and they were right!

Items Needed:
4medium potatoes
Bacon bits ( I use the brand that has the real bacon pieces in it)
1 cup of butter ( if you are going to dip your skins) Or 1/4 if you are only going to brush skins
Sour Cream ( optional)
Chives ( optional)

Preheat the oven to 400F. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour. Let the potatoes cool down enough so that you can touch them. ( I myself cannot wait this long). Boy did I get burned! But so worth it!

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, make 2 length wise cuts through each potato, resulting in three 1/2-1/4 inch slices.

Save the middle piece for a separate dish of potatoes. This will leave you with two potato skins per potato.

With a spoon, scoop out some of the potato from each skin., being sure to leave about 1/4 inch potato inside each skin.

Brush the entire surface of the skin, inside and out, with the melted butter. ( I personally like to dip the potato so I can get a real buttery taste.

Place the skins on a baking sheet , cut side up, and place all your toppings onto potatoes. Bake them for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Take them out and you are done!

Now for the left over potatoes.

I chop up the potatoes and place in an oven safe bowl.
Then add all my toppings. Including the butter and salt. Then I place in the oven for about 15 -20 minutes. I did not make this the same day. I actually used it for breakfast the next morning. You may even want to add scrambled eggs to your bowl. Now because I am an awful photographer it doesn't look so great. But trust me when I say it is delicious and had people coming back for more!

So next time you are craving some potato skins. Don't run out to buy them. Try and make them!
Thank you for joining us for another session of Meals with Momma and Jr. Chef.


  1. Such a better alternative from the restaurant DEEP FRIED potato skins, I will definitely be trying these!
    Hope you enjoyed them!
    -Mini Baker :)

  2. I love me some Potato Skins! Yummy

    They look great :)

    Raychel -

  3. Mmmm. This is making me hungry for anything cheesy and potatoey :)

  4. OOOOH...those look so good right now, yet again another great recipe....I know my husband will thoroughly appreciate these! thanks Baking Momma, I hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

  5. wow. that looks sooo good, I'm now hungry!

  6. ok! you forced me into it! Im making these!

  7. Yum, those look waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the restaurant's version. Great idea with the left over potato. I bet that was awesome.


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