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Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins

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Traditional Potato Skins have nothing on these amazing Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins filled with Cheese Curds, bacon and onions and then drizzled in a creamy Avocado sauce. Incredible flavor! Best appetizer!

Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins

These Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins were created for National Sunday Supper Day, and month.

Poutine

But, what the heck is Poutine?

Well, for starters, it’s a Canadian dish made of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy.

It’s delicious, quite frankly – but even the most delicious dish can be changed up and made a little crazy and fun once in awhile right?

Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins

And let me just tell you, there is nothing that makes a Poutine dish a little better than choosing the right potato.

Idaho® potatoes are my absolute favorite and add the most delicious potato flavor.

Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins

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Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins

Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins

Yield: 16 potato skins
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Traditional Potato Skins have nothing on these amazing Creamy Avocado Bacon Poutine Skins filled with Cheese Curds, bacon and onions and then drizzled in a creamy Avocado sauce. Incredible flavor! Best appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 8 Idaho potatoes, scrubbed and allowed to dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 2 cups cheese curds or crumbled cheese
  • 5 to 6 slices cooked, chopped bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 3 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper

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 ¼ 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 crips a little. Do NOT over-broil. Keep watching so they don't burn!
  8. Remove from oven and fill each skin with onion, cheese crumbles 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.

To Make Creamy Avocado Sauce:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the avocados, sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Blend until smooth. Drizzle across the top of each skin. Reserve remaining to dip skins in.
  2. Serve immediately.

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Mary

Friday 22nd of January 2016

I'm a great fan of potatoes These would be great so many flavor.

Christie

Friday 15th of January 2016

Poutine potato skins are a brilliant idea. I love the skins of potatoes so good for you. What a fun way to enjoy poutine.

Kimberly Gayeta

Wednesday 13th of January 2016

I'm such a fan of baking potatoes but I never tried putting some avocados in it! Will definitely try this recipe asap! Thank you for sharing Nicole!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Monday 11th of January 2016

Spud skins, for the win! So fun to create with you for this Poutine project!

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Monday 11th of January 2016

These would be perfect for a game day party!

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