Thursday, June 28, 2012

RECIPE: Baked Potato Skins


This is my family's favorite at TGI Fridays Restaurant.  my eldest son requested me to baked for dinner.  

Scrub potatoes clean and allow them to dry.
rub the skin of the potatoes with 2 tablespoons canola oil 
so that they’re nice and moist.

put them on a baking sheet and bake ‘em until the skins are crisp and the taters are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes or so.
While the potatoes are baking, grab some bacon. I like the thick cut, peppered kind, but you can use any bacon you have on hand. 
I like to cut bacon slices in half before frying them…
Then chop them up pretty finely and set them aside for a bit.
grate up some sharp cheddar. Or mild cheddar.
then slice/chop up some green onions.
when the potatoes are done slice in the middle
Then use a spoon or scoop to scoop out the insides.
pix of potatoes all scooped out
melt butter with canola oil
grab a brush
And brush the inside of the potatoes.
turn over and brush the skins. put them back into the oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the skin starts to really crisp up. Then flip the potatoes and leave for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until they start to get nice and golden brown around the edges. 
after taking them out sprinkle the cheese inside the skin
ADD bacon and put back in the oven.  bake make sure
to melt the cheese totally and sizzle the bacon
add sour cream and garnish with green onions. DELICIOUS

  • 8 whole Russet Potatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1-½ cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 slices Thick Cut Peppered Bacon, Fried Until Almost Crisp And Chopped
  • 2 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • ½ cups Sour Cream

Preparation Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Scrub potatoes clean and allow them to dry. With a paper towel (or just with your hands) rub the skin of the potatoes with 2 tablespoons canola oil so that they’re nice and moist. 
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until skin is crisp and potatoes are tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the pan and allow to cool until you can handle the potatoes. 
  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the insides, leaving a little bit of potato in the skins. 
  • Melt the butter with 2 tablespoons canola oil, then brush both the outside and the inside of the potatoes. 
  • Sprinkle the inside lightly with salt. Place potato halves face-down and return to the oven for 5 to 8 minutes.
  •  Using tongs, turn the potatoes over and continue to bake until the edges of the potatoes start to turn golden brown. 
  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle the insides of the potato skins with cheddar, then sprinkle on the chopped bacon. Return to the oven long enough for the cheese to melt, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Serve immediately with sour cream and green onions. Yum! 

source: ree drummond

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