The classic Potato skin is a staple in bars and restaurants across the country. These simple crispy baked potato skins are baked tender then hollowed out, then topped with cheese and baked crispy under a broiler. These are a serious crowd favorite as a game day or family friendly snack. It is a save bet to start off making two batches from the start. Check out the easy recipe below in this post.
Pierce each potato several times with a fork or sharp knife. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake until the skins are crisp and a knife easily pierces the potatoes, about 50 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Set the oven to broil.
Slice each potato in half, using a spoon, scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch intact; reserve the flesh for another use. The leftover flesh is great for soups, fry the next morning for breakfast, or turn into mashed potatoes.
Brush the insides of the potatoes with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Flip the potatoes over, brush the skin sides with butter, and season with salt and pepper. Evenly space the potato halves skin-side up on a baking sheet and broil until the butter foams and the skins start to crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes (keep a close watch so they don’t burn). Flip the potato halves over and broil until the top edges just start to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
Evenly fill each skin with cheese and crumbled bacon. Place in the broiler and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from the broiler and top each with 1 teaspoon of the sour cream and green onions optional. Serve immediately.
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