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  • CrystalAnns Restaurant Style Potato Skins

    Crystal_Ann Posted February 16, 2006 09:18 PM
    Restaurant-Style Potato Skins

    8 potatoes
    1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
    11 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
    3 tablespoons bacon bits (I use the Hormel kind in a jar)
    16 ounces sour cream
    2 green onions, chopped

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave the potatoes on high until they are soft; approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Cut the potatoes in half vertically. Scoop the inside out of the potatoes, until 1/4 inch of the potato shell remains. Heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) in a deep fryer or a deep saucepan. Place the potatoes in hot oil, fry for 5 minutes. Drain potatoes on paper towels. Fill the potato shells with cheese and bacon bits and sprinkle with green onions. Arrange them in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot with sour cream. Makes 8 servings.

    Recipe Source: Recipezaar

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    Bean Posted February 17, 2006 11:02 AM
    OK, here is a “trick” I came up with a few weeks ago. The skins come out very crisp and no deep frying. A girl has to come up with ways to eat the yummy stuff without all the fat!

    Wash your potatoes, pierce a couple times with a fork, rub kosher salt all over potatoes and brush off the larger chunks. Bake as usual and there you have it, ready to cut & scoop & fill & bake. They are already salted and very crisp! DH couldn't believe how good they turned out. Can’t eat just one, or two, or three…