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Crispy Oven Baked Potato Skins

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • Baking Potatoes
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon bits or bacon slices cooked crisp & crumbled (about 1/2 slice per potato skin)
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Instructions

Details

Adapted from spendwithpennies.com

Preparation

Step 1



Wash potatoes well, poke with a fork and microwave until cooked (approx 6 min for 2 potatoes or 8-10 min for 4 potatoes). If you prefer, you can bake them in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Let potatoes slightly cool, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh leaving just a small bit in the shell. Reserve the flesh another use (I made Loaded Baked Potato Soup with these ones).

Cut the skins in 1/2 again (each potato will produce 4 skins). Lightly brush the skin side with olive oil (or spray with cooking spray). Broil about 4" from the heat for 5 minutes or until crispy.
Flip the skins over and top the flesh with cheddar cheese (approx 1 tablespoon per skin) and bacon bits. Broil until cheese is melted & bubbly.
Top with sour cream and green onions.

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