From The Kitchen of A Military WIfe

Loaded Baked Potato Skins

Posted on: February 1, 2010

Can I just say that I am getting extremely hungry posting all of these recipes for you guys? But I like you guys, so its ok. I hope everyone uses these for Superbowl Sunday & in the future 😀

Ingredients:
Potatoes- I know stating the obvious right? Well you are going to cut each potato in half. So take the # of skins you want to make & divide by two and that is how many potatoes you need.
Bacon- Thin or Thick cut to your preference
Chedder Cheese- LOTS of it =] maybe a cup for every 6 skins? Something like that
Sour cream
Salt & Pepper (optional)
2 Tablespoons butter

Preheat your oven to 400.  Cover your large cookie sheet with tin foil and then grease your cookie sheet. Place all of your potatoes on your cookie sheet and cook for one hour.  When the hour is up take the potatoes out of the oven and let them cool for 20-30 minutes.  They need to be cool enough for you to handle.  When they are cool you are going to slice them either in halves or in thirds (for thirds the middle slice will only be about one inch thick and you will discard it leaving you with a “prettier” potato skin. If you don’t care what they look like just cut tem in half and save your self some time).  On your stove you are going to cook the bacon until it is very crispy.  Be careful not to burn the bacon. The next step is ideally done with a broiler but if you don’t have a broiler or a broiling pan you can just use your cookie sheet. Scoop out a little bit of the potato- you need to make room for some toppings.  In a small dish you are going to melt some butter(it needs to be a liquid) Using a pastry brush or your hands you are going to lightly coat the entire potato half with butter. Then either in the broiler or on your cookie sheet you are going to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.  You are trying to crisp up the skins a bit. Once you have finished that remove skins from the oven and add shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. There is no set amount for this just eyeball it.  Place the skins back in the oven for another 3-5 minutes- just long enough to melt the cheese.   Then you can either top with the sour cream or set the sour cream aside in a small dish so people can dip if they please. =] Some people may wish to add chives, I am not one of those people but if you are then feel free to do that! 

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Welcome Everyone! I'm Alicia and I am a military wife currently living in Hawaii. I LOVE cooking and everything it involves :D This blog is here to show you that you can make AMAZING food in your own house :) For much less money than what you would pay if you went out at a restaurant. I hope you enjoy the recipes!

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