I love potato skins, they make a create snack! They’re the perfect food when watching basketball!
Start with a few potatoes. Preheat the oven to approximately 400 degrees F. While the oven is heating, thoroughly scrub the potatoes, then them dry with a paper towel.
Use a paper towel or with clean hands to rub canola oil all over the skins until they’re nice and moist and wonderful. Place them on a baking sheet and bake until the skins are crisp and the potato is tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 to 40 minutes or so, depending on the size of your potato.
While the potatoes are baking, cook your bacon. I like the thick cut and like to cook it in a microwave for crisp bacon. Once cooked, chop it on your cutting board.
Next, grate up some sharp cheddar, mild cheddar or your favorite cheese! Then slice/chop the green onions.
Once the potatoes are done, let them cool just a bit, then slice them down the middle. I like to use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the insides. I place the potato into a bowl and use them for mash potatoes the next day.
I like to brush the outside of the potato skin with melted butter. If you want the outside skin to be really crisp place them back into the oven skin side up and back for 2 to 4 minutes until crisp. Or just place them back on your baking sheet right side up. Place the cheese into the potato, then your bacon. Then stick the potato skins back into the oven just long enough to totally melt the cheese and sizzle the bacon.
The green onions are next, add sour cream if you like! You’ll love these a lot!! 🙂 In the south, some people call thme tater skins!
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