Potato Skins

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ok, so it isn't just the skins of the potato, it's the entire potato. Really, why would I waste the inside?! Instead of scooping out the insides I cut the whole potato into slices. These make a great snack but I also serve them as a potato side dish with dinner! Or... serve them with dinner but then continue to snack on them the rest of the night, yikes lol! The boys have abandoned me for a trip to Best Buy so I am watching a great chick flick (Because I Said So with Diane Keaton) and snacking. What is it with guys and Best Buy?!

Ingredients
4 russet potatoes
2 tablespoons oil
Salt and pepper
Colby-jack cheese
Bacon, cooked and diced
Green onions for garnish, optional
Sour cream, optional

Directions
Clean and scrub potatoes well. Slice the potatoes into 1/4" thick slices. Place the slices in a plastic bag with the oil and shake. Place the oiled potato slices on a lightly buttered baking sheet and season each side with salt and pepper. Cook at 375 for 30 minutes. Flip potatoes over and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the pan from oven and place a pinch of cheese and bacon on top of each potato slab. Return the pan to the oven and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Serve with green onions and sour cream, if desired.

12 comments:

The Food Librarian said...

What a great idea!! Love it. These look tasty.

finsmom said...

This look crazy yummy! My kind of appy!

Katy ~ said...

Carrie, this is BRILLIANT! I love this idea. And boy do they look good! Will definitely be doing this!

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE this creation. Such a perfect party appetizer.

Heidi said...

What a great and yummy idea!

Heidi said...

Just wanted to let you know I left you an award on my newest post.

Latte Lady said...

I am so gonna make this!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Lordy, Lordy, this looks good!!! Let the men have Best Buy......give me this for lunch and a chick-flick any day.

Kristina said...

i make these too but i make a spicy chipotle rach to go on top of them with chopped green scallion...oh so yummy

i'd die for chai said...

oh and the whole potato is a great idea...

Amy said...

These look GREAT!! We will be trying:)

Barbara Bakes said...

I love this idea! Definitely why waste the potato!