These are so good! A great idea for game day, amazing for any party, and delicious as personal appetizers during the week. And who doesn’t love potato skins?
We made these for Halloween, and wanted to make them again as a appetizer for a family dinner this week. These can be a little time consuming, since they take 40 minutes to cook, and then they go in and out of the oven to cook them. If you can cook them, halve and scoop them ahead of time, do that! We did that for the Halloween party since we doubled this recipe. At that point our server was able to stick them in the oven with cheese and bacon and serve immediately.
Mini Potato Skins
- 20 mini red potatoes, washed
- About 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt, divided into 2 halves
- 15 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 4 green onions, sliced thinly
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- After washing the potatoes, rub them with olive oil. This is easy to do by dipping your hands in olive oil and rubbing each potato.
- Next, add some salt to your hands and rub the potatoes with some salt and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until you can stick a fork through them. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool until they can be handled.
- Gently cut each potato in half (hot-dog style or lengthwise).
- Use a mellon baller to scoop out the insides. Leave a lining of potato.
- Mix together 1/2 tsp of salt and olive oil and brush the insides of the potatoes.
- Leaving the insides of the potato facing up, place the potatoes back in the oven for 10 minutes or until you start to see them crisp on the edges. Remove them from the oven.
- Turn your oven onto broil.
- Add some shredded cheese and chopped bacon to the inside of each potato.
- Put them back in the oven (now on broil) for about 3 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and bacon begins to crisp.
- Remove from the oven and plate the potatoes.
- Add a tiny dollop of sour cream to each potato and sprinkle the green onions over them.
- Try not to eat them all 😉