I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Potato Skins

This is one delicious recipe. I think it's better than anything you would get in a restaurant. Add or delete whatever you like. My friend Chris, loves potato skins, but only with cheese on it. I on the other hand, love it loaded.

(makes 8)

*4 large Idaho or russet potatoes, baked
*3 tablespoons olive oil
*1 1/2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese
*1/2 teaspoon sea salt
*1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
*1/4 teaspoon paprika
*1/8 teaspoon onion powder
*1/8 teaspoon black pepper
*8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
*2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
*1/2 cup sour cream
*3-4 green onions, sliced thin

~Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
~Cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise.
~Scoop out pulp, leaving 1/4 of potato in shell. (save potato pulp for another time)
~Spray cooking spray on a baking sheet.
~Place the potato skins on the baking sheet.
~Whisk olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder & pepper. Mix well.
~Brush olive oil mixture all over potato skins, making sure they are completely coated.
~Bake for 8 minutes.
~Turn over skins, and bake another 8 minutes.
~Turn back to right side up.
~Sprinkle bacon & cheese evenly over the skins.
~Bake for 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
~Top with sour cream & onions (optional)

Helpful Hint:
-Use can use the leftover potato (that you scoop out) for a few recipes; Shepherds Pie, Mashed Potato Soup, Mashed Potato Rolls, or Mashed Potato Pancakes.

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