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How to make potato skins

A typical bar staple that is easy to make at home. It includes most of the food groups so it is semi-healthy

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INGREDIENTS
Go ahead and gather up all your ingredients

Go ahead and gather up all your ingredients

Chop up your bacon, both kinds of onions, and slice the potatoes down the middle

Chop up your bacon, both kinds of onions, and slice the potatoes down the middle

Now scoop out the potatoes leaving about a 1/4 inch of actual potato

Now scoop out the potatoes leaving about a 1/4 inch of actual potato

Heat oil up to 325 degrees

Heat oil up to 325 degrees

Fry potato shells at 325 degrees for 3-4 minutes until slightly brown

Fry potato shells at 325 degrees for 3-4 minutes until slightly brown

Here's what the potatoes look like after their oil bath

Here's what the potatoes look like after their oil bath

Set oven broiler to high.  This gets really hot and will melt the cheese very quickly.  Set a rack in your oven to the highest position possible.

Set oven broiler to high. This gets really hot and will melt the cheese very quickly. Set a rack in your oven to the highest position possible.

Load up potatoes with the toppings.  My wife doesn't eat meat so you can see which ones are mine.  There is a base layer of cheese, then the onions and bacon, then another layer of cheese.

Load up potatoes with the toppings. My wife doesn't eat meat so you can see which ones are mine. There is a base layer of cheese, then the onions and bacon, then another layer of cheese.

After about one minute under the broiler, this is what they look like.

After about one minute under the broiler, this is what they look like.

Serve with ketchup or typically sour cream. Also season with salt and pepper to taste. We got crazy at the end and also put cayenne pepper and Old Bay Seasoning on some of them...also delicious.

  • Potatoes
  • Cheddar/Jack cheese
  • Green onions
  • Bacon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Peanut oil