Baked Potato Skins

Monday, February 6, 2012 11:23 AM Posted by Lovely Fluffy Mama
These took some time to make, but was well worth it!! You will not be disappointed with this one!

Baked Potato Skins
Adapted from Simply Recipes.

  • 6 small to medium sized russet baking potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil or grapeseed oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F. Scrub potatoes clean and pat dry with a kitchen towel. 
  2. Lightly rub olive oil on potatoes, sprinkle with kosher salt, and bake for 1 hour directly on oven rack - make sure to flip potatoes over after first 30 mins. 
  3. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet about 10-15 minutes, until crispy. Place bacon on paper towels to drain and cool. Once cooled, crumble.
  4. Remove potatoes from oven and let cool long enough to handle. Increase oven temp to 450*F. 
  5. Cut potatoes horizontally and scoop out inside (save the insides for another time), leaving about 1/4 inch of potato in the skin.
  6. Brush or rub canola or grapeseed oil over potato skins, inside and out. 
  7. Place skins on baking rack in a roasting pan or broiler pan. Bake for 10 minutes, flip skins and bake another 10 minutes. Remove skins from oven and cool long enough to handle them.
  8. Sprinkle insides of skins with pepper, cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon. Return to oven for 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Remove from oven.
  9. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream on each potato skin, and sprinkle with green onion.

~Lovely Fluffy Mama