Twice "Baked" Potato Skins
  • 5 russet potatoes scrubbed
  • 1/4-1/2 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • 3 strips bacon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream optional garnish
  • Salsa optional garnish
  • Chives or green onions optional garnish
  1. Cut potatoes in half and skewer with a fork to create several holes in the white flesh (not the skin).
  2. Place on a wet napkin draped over a microwave-safe plate and heat for 12-14 minutes.
  4. Let stand until cool to the touch.
  5. Meanwhile, cook your bacon strips and set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 475F
  7. Place 1/4 cup of oil in a oven-safe casserole dish.
  8. Scoop the white flesh out of the potatoes - this can be discarded or saved for another use.
  9. Season the potatoes and then place cut-side down in the casserole dish.
  10. Bake the potatoes for 8 minutes, then remove from oven. Flip and fill with cheese and bacon.
  11. Bake until cheese is completely melted, approximately 8 minutes.
  12. Garnish or top as desired and serve. Makes 10.