Monday, November 21, 2011

Potato Skins

I was checking out other food blogs and found one who posted potato skins. It is inspired me to try and make my own. I love to order this at a bar/restaurant but find that they rarely make them delish. I bought small potatoes because I feel they should be eaten in 3 bites. I cleaned them wrapped them in foil and baked them at 400 degrees until I could stick a knife in easily. Nothing worse then an uncooked potato. Then I took her tip and removed the foil immediately and set them out to cool. She said this would keep skin from getting soggy. I can't tell you how many times I ordered them and they were a little soggy. I let them cool just enough so I could slice the potato in half and dig out the center leaving about a 1/4 inch of of the flesh. Her next tip was to brush with melted butter and broil for 6 - 8 minutes. I broiled for 6 minutes because my pan is very close to flame and they browned fast. 

Then I added shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and scallions. I like to dip mine in sour cream. They turned out delish and Ben and I gobbled them up like it was our last meal. Try them and let me know what you think. If you want to see her recipe, I attached her blog on my page. Click on favfamilyrecipes. She has some great ones.


  1. Thanks for the shout out! It looks like they turned out great. Yummmmm I want to snatch them from the computer screen. They look nice and cheesy.. just how I like them!

    Great blog btw!

    Erica (

  2. Thanks Erica...I'm so glad you checked them out.

  3. These potato skins are SO yummy! I made them last year during the football season and will be making them again tonight.

    1. Thanks for letting me know Brandi. We too love them.