Even if you have never been to T.G.I.Friday’s, I’m sure there is a good chance that you have heard of potato skins
Growing up I remember having these A LOT with our dinners. You can buy them in the freezer section and just pop them in the oven to go with dinner.
Little did I realize how incredibly simple and easy they are to make. Plus, since YOU are making them you can make them just the way YOU like! Let’s say YOU a little more. YOU. YOU. YOU.
So have fun with these. There are endless possibilities of variations you can make with potato skins! Mexican with black beans and salsa, italian with tomato sauce and sausage, greek with spinach and feta…. My mouth is watering thinking of all these different kinds. This go around I decided to just make the traditional bacon and cheese kind, but next time I know I for sure will try one of those (or all of those!) combinations I said before.
The instructions for these are super duper simple, so just look below for the recipe and get cooking!
4 Baking Potatoes
about 3/4 cup shredded cheese
about 1/2 cup bacon bits
about 1/2 Tablespoon butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour. When done baking, let potatoes sit until cool enough to handle.
- Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out potato, using a spoon or scoop. Be sure to leave about 1/4 inch of potato lining the skin!! (I placed the potato that I scooped into a tupperware container for later eating!) Brush the entire surface of the hollowed-out potato halves with melted butter, be sure to get the inside AND outside. Place hollowed-out halves on baking sheet.
- Broil the potatoes on baking sheet on HI, cut side up, for about 6 minutes or until edges start to turn dark brown.
- Sprinkle 2-3 Tablespoons of shredded cheese on top of each skin and sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of bacon on each skin. Broil the skins for 2 more minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Take skins out of oven and let sit for about 5 minutes, then enjoy!
Random Fact of the Day: King George I could not speak english