Friday, July 22, 2011

Frugal Foodie: Homemade Potato Skin Recipe

Our kids love Potato Skins at restaurants. But, we don't go out to eat that often so I decided to make Potato Skins at home! It's really an easy recipe, it just takes a bit of time to cook.

Homemade Potato Skins Recipe:

5-6 potatoes
2 tablespoons of milk
2 tablespoons of sour cream
1.5 teaspoons of fresh minced garlic
1 teaspoon of salt
1.5 teaspoons of granulated onion
1.5 teaspoons of oregano
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1.5 cups of shredded cheese

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cook Potatoes for about 40 minutes (speed things up by cooking them in the microwave for 20 minutes)

  • Once potatoes are cool enough to touch, cut lengthwise
  • Scoop out most of the "inside" of the potato, leaving a potato layer next to the skin.

  • Place the "insides" in a bowl to use later
  • Pour olive oil and all spices into a bowl (garlic, onion, salt and oregano), mix well
  • Brush the olive oil mixture on the front and back of the potatoes

  • Cook for approx 14 minutes face down
  • While the potatoes are cooking: take the insides and add milk & sour cream, mix well. I added some onion powder to my potato mixture for a little more flavor.
  • After the 14 minutes, turn each potato over with tongs so they are face up and cook for 5 minutes
  • Take the potatoes out, spoon potato mixture back inside the potatoes (careful, they are hot)
  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Bake for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Top with additional sour cream if you wish!

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