Sunday, January 18, 2009

Potato Skins

I haven't been interested in football in years, but when I heard that today's game might mean a trip to the Superbowl for the Arizona Cardinals, I got a little excited. It feels kinda nice to get enthused about a local team since the Phoenix Suns are getting on my last nerve lately. Aside from Nash and Stoudemire, I have no idea who any of those people playing are. Well, there is that big guy named Shaq, but I digress... a great deal.
Of course you won't be shocked to learn that I found today's game another reason to rustle up a yummy snack. I've always loved potato skins stuffed with stuff but never made them at home. I found this recipe at Allrecipes...here it is for ya:
6 potatoes 1 cup vegetable oil 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1/8 cup bacon bits 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Pierce potatoes with a fork. Microwave the potatoes on high until they are soft; approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Cut the potatoes in half vertically. Scoop the inside out of the potatoes, until 1/4 inch of the potato shell remains. Heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) in a deep fryer or a deep saucepan. Place the potatoes in hot oil, fry for 5 minutes. Drain potatoes on paper towels. Fill the potato shells with cheese and bacon bits. Arrange them in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot with sour cream.
The only thing different I did was use real bacon instead of bacon bits and put scallions and tomatoes on top. Next...the Superbowl!

10 comments:

Ms. Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Yummy! I picked the wrong week to go on a diet!

noble pig said...

These sound awesome. Potato skins are one of my fav indulgences!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look delicious! Yum!

Tiffany said...

Yum! I"ve never made potato skins but I like to eat them.

Ironjack said...

Those look reasonably healthy compared to some of the stuff in the restaurants, yummy i'll have to give them a try!

Julie said...

Well, there is a little deep frying that goes on there, but we'll try to overlook that :)

Brindi said...

Perfect food for football games. However, you are rooting for the wrong team - Go Steelers!

Em said...

Thanks for checking out my blog!
These potato skins are indeed great snacks!

Boris Diaw said...

I sank you for zee show of solidarity against zee so-called baskeetball pig-dogs running zee Suns. I fart in their gen-e-ral dee-rection!

Julie said...

I am so honored to have Boris commenting on my blog :P