Potato Skins

Do you have some extra potatoes around that you need to use up?  Do you want a great snack that freezes well and can be popped out when your friends come over for game night?  Potato skins are a fun, easy treat to make at home.  Don’t think you have to go to your favorite restaurant for them…make them yourself!

Put whole russet potatoes into baking dishes and roast at 425 for about an hour and a half, or you can microwave them if you are in a hurry.
When done, slice in half and scoop out insides (you can use these for mashed potatoes!).  Line up skins on a baking sheet.  Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with cheese. You can add some garlic powder, onion powder, or fresh cut chives for that extra zing…..mmmmm.  Broil for 8 minutes, or until crispy and cheese is melted.  Top with sour cream.  You can freeze them and then when you’re ready, just reheat at 450 for 5 minutes.

March 22, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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2 Responses

  1. Hi there! I love your site! For someone who loves finding ways to be healthy and save time and money in the process, your site has been great for that! A quick question about freezing the potato skins-do you melt everything first and freeze or wait until after? Also, same with the sour cream. Keep the posts coming!

  2. Thank you so much! I’m glad the posts have been helpful. As for your question, I broil them with cheese and everything except for the sour cream first…sour cream does NOT freeze well. =( After I reheat, I add the sour cream on top. Enjoy!