Appetizers Dinners

Lotsa Stuff Potato Skins

Scrub 6-10 potatoes- adjust to the size of your crowd. Prick them with a fork and microwave for 5-6 minutes on high.  Check if done and continue a few minutes at a time until they are tender.  Cook and cut in half.  Scoop out the centers. 

Meanwhile, fry some thick slice bacon- applewood cured if you can get it!  Dice up small.  Dice some green onions- about 3 or 4.  Save some slivered green ends for garnish.  Place the skins in the oven at 350 degrees, brushed with a little olive oil or melted butter and a shake of salt and pepper.  Bake at 350 degrees 20-30 minutes.  I like them more crispy- so go the full 30 minutes.

Use a mixer or blender or food processor- add sour cream, cream cheese, grated cheese, bacon and onions to your potato.  Add some buttermilk or milk if too stiff.  You can add blue cheese if your crowd likes bold cheese flavors.  Add garlic if you’re in the mood. 

Fill your potato skins- top with some shredded cheese and back to the oven.  Continue baking until they are hot and cheese is melted.  Let them cool (while you make your fried zucchini and stuffed mushrooms!!)

  • 6-10 russet potatos
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 4-6 thick slices bacon
  • 2-4 green onions
  • garlic, salt, pepper
  • 1 -2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

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