Today on the blog, I'm sharing How to Make Crispy Potato Skins. The technique involves baking the skins at a high temperature and rubbing with olive oil. Fill these potato skins with a variety of toppings, according to what combinations you like best!
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper- to taste
1cupshredded cheddar cheese
6slicesbacon- par-cooked and crumbled
sour cream- to serve
green onions- to serve
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rub the russet potatoes with olive oil, and set on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper. Prick the potatoes with a knife in several places, and bake for approximately one hour, or until they are fork tender.
Remove potatoes from the oven, and let cool slightly. Cut the potatoes length-wise so that there are two halves. Scoop the potato pulp out of each half, leaving about 1/4 inch of the potato in tact.
Use a brush to add olive oil to both sides of potato skins. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees, and place halves back on the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, and then flip the skins over to the other side. Bake for another 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with salt and pepper (and any additional spices).
Prepare fillings according to what you prefer. For these skins, I used cheddar cheese and bacon. Place the skins back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese.
Remove skins from oven and add sour cream and green onions. Serve immediately.