Potato Skins


My husband loves potato skins! For Father’s Day I made him some of his favorite foods, potato skins being one of them.  I also made him Tex-Mex Chicken and Chiles and Chocolate Mousse.  My hubby sure is lucky to be married to someone who knows how to spoil him with love food.

This was my first attempt at making potato skins.  I must say that I surprised myself.  I didn’t realize how simple they were to make. Why didn’t I make these earlier?!  Not only were they easy to make, they were delicious.  It tasted just like the potato skins you can get at any restaurant.



Potato Skins


6 small baking potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

for garnish:
sour cream
chopped green onions


Scrub and clean the potatoes, make sure to dry the potatoes well. Lightly grease the outside of potatoes, cut small slit in the top and bake at 425 degrees for 45 minute or until soft. Let stand until cool enough to handle (about 15 minutes). Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the cooked potato, leaving a very thin layer of potato. (Save the cooked potato for mashed potatoes or hash browns.)

Brush the outside and inside of skins with melted butter. Sprinkle the inside with seasoned salt and Parmesan cheese. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until crisp and bubbly. Fill each with Cheddar cheese and bacon. Bake 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of green onions


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