Easy Potato Skins Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 Idaho potatoes, scrubbed and dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 5 to 6 slices cooked, chopped bacon
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pierce each potato with a fork a few times on each side. Place the potatoes on a pan in the oven, and bake about 45 minutes, or until the skins are crisp and the potatoes feel soft.
  3. Remove from oven and move to a wire rack to cool about 20 minutes.
  4. Change the oven temperature to broil.
  5. Slice each Idaho potato in half lengthwise. Using a melon baller, scoop out the potato flesh, leaving about ΒΌ inch on all sides.
  6. Brush the potato skins all over with the olive oil and sprinkle the skin side with salt.
  7. Evenly space the potato halves on a baking sheet and broil about about 2 to 3 minutes or until the skins begin to crisp a little. Do NOT over-broil. Keep watching so they don't burn! I only went about 2 minutes. Possibly a little less.
  8. Remove from oven and fill each skin with shredded cheese and bacon.
  9. Return to broiler and broil about 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove from the broiler.
  11. Sprinkle chives on top.

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