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Potato Skins

Add a salad or cut up veggies and these loaded potato skins become a meal.
They are also a great addition to an appetizer bar. 

Ingredients: to serve 4
  • 4 large russet baking potatoes
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • chives, snipped fine (or use green onions)
  • sour cream
  1. Wash potatoes and poke each with the tines of a fork in several places.
  2. Bake potatoes unwrapped directly on oven grills at 400º until done. Approximately 45-60 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and cool. Cut each baked potato length wise into four pieces. 
  4. Scoop out potato flesh leaving a thin layer of the flesh on each skin. Save scooped out flesh for fried potatoes in the next day or two. Your family will love 'em!:)
  5. Fry bacon until crisp. Crumble.
  6. Grate cheese and snip chives. 
  7. Place potato skins on a baking sheet. Brush each with melted butter. Broil for 3-4 minutes to just crisp them up. Watch so they do not burn. They should start to become golden.
  8. Remove from oven and top with bacon, chives and cheese.
  9. Place back under the broiler until the cheese is nicely melted and just begins to show signs of browning.
  10. Top with remaining chives and sour cream.


  1. Thanks for the supper idea for tonight! They look fabulous!

  2. Back in my high school days potato skins were all the rage. There was a restaurant in Moose Jaw, SK that could really make them...these look pretty close :)

    1. Those were "the rage" in my high school days too, here in Saskatoon. There was a particular restaurant we would all go to for them. These look way better!

    2. I remember the restaurant in Moose Jaw too! -back in the day! Some good memories.

    3. I remember the restaurant in Moose Jaw too! -back in the day! Some good memories.

  3. AARRGGHHHHH!!! And we've just gone on diet! RUDE! They look delicious! I'm booking my flight now! If you feed them to me I can't turn them down... because that would be rude and badly behaved and offensive! And I'm none of those!

  4. That look so tempting. I just got to make this, I can't forgive myself if I won't... for more diet recipes, click on my name. Thanks

  5. This looked so good and was so easy to make ,I just had to try it! It smells so good Love this what you've created!


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