April 9, 2010

Potato Skins

This is an appetizer that I make a lot with grilled hamburgers! I make it in the oven, but I suppose you could try it on the grill in a pan?

Potato Skins

12 medium baking potatoes (I use russet or Idaho)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup shredded mozzarella
garlic powder
bacon bits!

Scrub clean and prick potatoes. Microwave on a plate for about 8 minutes, flip and repeat until they are done. (Poke them with a fork. If they are soft in the middle, they are done.)

Cut into halves or quarters (depends on how big they are) and scoop out the insides (I save them and add to mashed potatoes). Leave about 1/2 inch thick skins. Brush both sides of potato skins with butter. Place, cut side up, on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper (how much is up to you!).

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes or until they are crisp. Sprinkle with cheese and bake about 2 minutes more or until the cheese is bubbly. Serve with sour cream and salsa.


*image from rusticoakrestaurant.com

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