Updated: Sep 26, 2020
Potato Skins are a great replacement for fries on burger night. Go all out and add these delicious treats--complete with sour cream and chives! Some people like salsa on them, too! #potatoskins #sonomnom4u #vegetarian
6 Medium Potatoes
2-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/2 cup real bacon pieces
Sour Cream, on the side
Peanut Oil for frying
Preheat oven to 500°F
Scrub each potato thoroughly. Cut potato in half.
Using a spoon, scoop out a generous portion of each half. (You can also fry the scooped out stuff to avoid wasting it.)
Heat a deep fryer or a medium pot, filled 1/4 full with peanut oil to 425°F
Gently place each half into the fryer (you may need to do batches. Don't overload the fryer/pot!)
Fry until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towel or cooling rack with paper towels below it. Lightly sprinkle with salt.
Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment.
Place each fried potato half on the parchment.
In each half, place about 1/8 cup of cheese and a sprinkle of bacon pieced. When each half is filled place in oven for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cold green onion pieces and serve hot with a side of sour cream.