With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Oven-Crisped Potato Skins

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oven-Crisped Potato Skins

Oven-Crisped Potato Skins

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6 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
vegetable oil for baking pan
canola oil for potatoes
1/2 lb. bacon
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper
4-oz cheddar cheese, grated
green onions

Position rack in center of oven and heat to 400 degrees.  (I used my toaster oven). Pierce each potato several times; place on rack and bake until tender, about 45 minutes.  Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 20 minutes.

While potatoes are baking, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, cool and crumble.

Cut cooled potatoes in half, lengthwise.  Scoop out insides, leaving 1/4 -inch thick shell, reserving insides of potato for another day.

Lightly brush both outside and inside of the potatoes with canola oil. Place on a heavy baking sheet that has been lightly coated with vegetable oil.

Position oven rack in top third of oven and heat to 425 degrees.  Lightly brush potato skins inside and out with canola oil.  Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to heavy baking sheet.  Bake 12-15 minutes; turn over and bake 12 minutes more.

Sprinkle hot skins with shredded cheese and top with a dollop of sour cream; sprinkle with bacon and garnish with chives.
As for the scooped-out potato centers... a little butter, sour cream, heated milk, salt and pepper then mashed with a hand-masher for delicious chunky mashed potatoes for tomorrow!

24 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These look amazing! I've pinned the recipe to try out soon. :) Megan

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

My very first thought was "oh yum!". Then I immediately thought of football season... which I'm looking forward to! Both dishes look great-enjoy:@)

Pondside said...

Yes, this is perfect hockey or football party food - looks just delicious!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You are a wonderful food photographer, we eat with our eyes first. I am sure enjoying my potato.

Maple Lane said...

I am so hungry and your photos look so good!

NanaDiana said...

Thanks for the reminder, Lorraine. I haven't made these in a very, very long time. YUM!!! xo Diana

Lorraine said...

Looks better than the potato skins at "Fridays" !
Love,
Lorraine

Barbara F. said...

They look wonderful, and I also like a "two-for-one" recipe, skins one night, mashed the next. xo

Danice said...

Tasty recipe! Thank you for this. I love potatoes :)

Ann said...

Those look very good. Even the day after mashed potatoes look yummy

Olga said...

What a great recipe. I am going to try it, but I will omit bacon since we are vegetarian. I think it still should be very good with cheese and sour cream.
Thank you for sharing.

Val said...

What an incredible recipe and your photos are fabulous.

marie said...

Oh my...these look yummy!

Gail said...

Fabulous...and all the goodness is in the skin!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

These would make my kids very, very happy! Have a fabulous day. Tammy

Lois Christensen said...

These look amazing! And I love your idea to save the potatoes and use them for another meal! I would love for you join us at our Foodie Friend Linky party today! Enjoy the weekend!

Winnie said...

Looks sooooooo good!
But I'm actually not surprised because everything you make looks amazing

Debbie Petras said...

My mouth is watering; looks so good. Now all you need is some good meatloaf with the potato.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Your family must so appreciate the fine way in which you seem to do all things. Your decorating style, your preparing such lovely meals, and desserts, your handiness with sewing and knitting, all a tribute to using the beautiful skills that God so richly blessed you with. Each of us have our gifts and we must use them and share them thank you always~

nancycreative.com said...

Those potato skins look delicious!

I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! If you'd like to participate, see this post: http://nancycreative.com/2012/08/03/blog-awards-and-a-big-thank-you/

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

These look awesome!

Donna said...

YUM!!!!!!!!

podso said...

My mother made these but put the mashed potatoes back in and called them "potato boats." These also look delicious!

Just a little something from Judy said...

These definitely are going in my file. I know all my family would be thrilled if I made these. Thank you!

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