Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Potato Skins

Potato Skins
Serves: 2-4

OBJ: TCW be able to create a hubby favorite and use up the leftover baked potatoes in her fridge

3 baked potatoes
6 slices bacon, cooked to your liking (FYI- I microwave slices for easiest cleanup and best results)
¼ C olive oil
½ C shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
S & P- salt and pepper
Sour cream, optional for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Cut potatoes in ½ length wise, scoop out inner potatoes, leaving a “skin” with a thin layer of white potato still on
3. Using a pastry brush, generously brush olive oil all over potato skins, both sides
4. Sprinkle S & P all over, both sides, place on a baking sheet
5. Bake, skin side down, for 8-10 minutes or until edges are beginning to crisp and oil is slightly bubbling
6. Flip over and bake skin side up for up for 8-10 minutes. Then, turn back over and bake for 2 minutes
7. Take baking sheet out; crumble about 1 slice of bacon on top of each “skin”, sprinkle about 1 TBS cheddar on top of bacon, repeat with remaining “skins”, bacon, and cheese
8. Place in oven for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and edges are crisp
9. Place on platter with sour cream on the side, mangia!

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