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These crispy, cheese filled potato skins are a first-rate appetizer; top with bacon bits, sour cream, and chives. Enjoy them on your First Night Eve or any other time an appetizer is on the menu.
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Potato Skins

These crispy, cheese filled potato skins are a first-rate appetizer; top with bacon bits, sour cream, and chives. Enjoy them on your First Night Eve or any other time an appetizer is on the menu.
Course: Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 8 large potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onions or chives (chopped)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash potatoes. Prick them 5 or 6 times with a fork. Wrap in aluminum foil
  • Bake potatoes in oven for about 1 hour or until they are soft.
  • Remove potatoes from foil for a quicker cool, cut in half.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then carefully scoop out the centers of the potatoes, leaving just a little “meat” of the potato, about 1/4 inch, left. (Set aside potato insides for another time)
  • Brush olive oil on the outsides and insides of each potato skin.
  • Sprinkle both sides with salt.
  • Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Flip each potato over and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Put potatoes skin side down on baking sheet and load each potato skin with cheese and bacon bits.
  • Bake for about 3 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Serve with sour cream and green onions or chives.