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How to Make Your Own Mini Potato Skins

by Vera Oliveira 07/25/2022

You don’t have to go out to enjoy the same savory finger-foods. Bring the party to your own kitchen by making miniature versions of classic potato skins. The ingredients and process are simple and the smaller size makes these snacks the perfect appetizer for a BBQ, picnic or other fun meal at home.

Ingredients & Supplies

1 pound of small yellow potatoes
Olive oil
Sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
Bacon (cooked and crumbled)
Half a cup of sour cream
2 tablespoons of fresh chives (chopped)

Conventional oven
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Knife
Cheese grater
Tongs or other long-handled utensil for safe and easy flipping

Process

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While it’s heating, clean and dry the potatoes.

  2. Put the clean potatoes in a large mixing bowl and slowly add the olive oil. Mix or toss the potatoes around to coat them in oil before arranging them on a single baking sheet. Use parchment paper for easier cleanup.

  3. Bake the potatoes for 18 minutes or until tender enough to slice. Then, take them out and let them cool for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Once your potatoes are cool, slice each one in half lengthwise. Use a spoon or fork to scoop out most of the potato flesh to create a thick shell or boat shape. You can set aside the unused potato flesh for something else like potato salad, mashed potatoes or a scramble.

  5. Turn the oven temperature up to 450. Arrange the potato skins onto a baking sheet with the hollow sides facing down and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the potatoes over and bake for another 10 minutes or until crispy.

  6. Take out the potato skins and carefully sprinkle with cheese. The skins might be hot enough to melt the cheese, but if not, return them to the oven (still at 450) for 1-2 minutes. Add the bacon crumbles.

  7. Add a spoonful of sour cream to each potato skin and then garnish with the chopped chives.

Substitution Ideas

Once you know this basic formula, you can get creative with the recipe. For a meatless version of these delicious potato skins, try adding chopped mushrooms. You can also use different varieties of cheese as long as you adjust melting time accordingly. Some other great substitutions include pepper jack cheese, chopped jalapenos, sun-dried tomatoes or shredded chicken. Customize this simple recipe for a savory, crowd-pleasing appetizer perfect for any home gathering.

About the Author
Author

Vera Oliveira

 

I am focused, self motivated, dream big and am committed to act in the best interest of my clients!

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.

I am eager to serve you.

When it's time to move, you need someone who will have an innovative marketing plan to advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need from start to close.

Mission Statement: 

My goal is to educate my clients to the current real estate market conditions, represent customers and clients in the best possible manner to help them to achieve their real estate dreams, and skillfully negotiate their transaction to reach a successful and stress-free closing.I've been in sales for over 25 years and my mission is simple: To help my clients to reach their goals and exceed their customer service expectations.

My Background:

 I am originally from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, however Massachusetts has been my home since 1988. I am married and have 4 wonderful children. I am blessed with loved ones and friends in my life. I love being a mom, wife, spending time with my family and friends, good movies, and healthy conversations. My dream is to travel and study architectural characteristics throughout the US. I discovered my passion for real estate in 2001 when I got my license and started to work at Coldwell Banker in Waltham. I soon realized that I can make a difference guiding sellers and buyers throughout their real estate transactions and that helping people to reach their real estate goals thrills me.