Potato skins are a popular appetizer at many restaurants. There is no need to dine out just to enjoy one of your favorite meal starters. Since so many of us have different tastes and enjoy different foods it is so easy to change these tasty potato skins can satisfy everyone.
- 12 small baking potatoes
- ¾ cup of vegetable oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon of chili powder
- Preheat the oven to 400’.
- Then wash the potatoes and cut in half lengthwise.
- Pierce the skins with a fork a couple of times.
- Place in microwave covered with a paper towel and cook on high for 15-20 minutes.
- Once the potatoes are cooked it is now easy to scoop out the center pulp of the potato.
- Place the inside of the potatoes into another bowl and set aside.
- In another mixing bowl add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Add a light coating of the potato skin mixture over the potatoes. Use a basting brush or simple run this mixed rub over the potato and skins.
- Transfer the potato skins onto a cookie sheet or backing tray and bake for 40-60 minutes or until the appetizers are slightly browned and crispy.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.
- Serve as a meal starter, snack while watching a sports game, prepare for an unusual lunch when home or a party, gathering, get-together, holiday or family occasion.
Additional items that can be added after the potato skins are cooked:
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Taco flavored ground beef
- Chicken a la King
- Diced tomatoes
- Chopped chives
- Chopped scallions
- Crumpled bacon
Copyright 2011 Beverly Mucha / All Rights Reserved
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