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Potato Skins 1

Potato Skins

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 pcs 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 long Russet potatoes or any starchy type potatoes, skin on
  • 8 pcs streaky bacon
  • 8 heaping tbsp grated smoked cheddar
  • 8 heaping tbsp sour cream
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • chives, chopped
  • hot sauce, optional


  1. Rub the potatoes lightly with olive oil, pierce sides with fork to allow steam to escape then place them in a foil lined baking sheet and bake in a 200C preheated oven for an hour.
  2. Remove from oven then let it cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy, once cooked then chop it into bits to be used as a topping.
  4. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop out the middle leaving 1/4 inch of flesh then brush surface with olive oil. Reserve scooped out potatoes for other use.
  5. Set the oven to broil. Place a tablespoon of cheese and some bacon bits on top of each potato halves. Broil until cheese is bubbling.
  6. Remove potato from the oven then top each it with a heaping tablespoon of sour cream, sprinkle chopped chives on top then serve.