Thursday, 13 August 2009

Baked Potato Skins

Crisp, tasty, and plentiful, these nibbles are often called for by everyone, there are plenty of different recipes and fillings you can use, but this was always very popular as nibbles before a dinner party at Norwood West.

Serves / Makes: 4
Prep-Time: 5 minutes
Cook-Time: 10 minutes
You Will Need;
  1. 4 large baking potatoes, baked
  2. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  4. ½-teaspoon salt
  5. ¼-teaspoon garlic powder
  6. ¼-teaspoon paprika
  7. ⅛-teaspoon pepper
  8. Eight bacon rashers/strips, cooked crisp and crumbled
  9. 1½ cups grated Cheddar cheese
  10. 4 spring onions, sliced
  11. ½-cup sour cream

Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a ¼-inch shell (save pulp for another use). Place potatoes skins on a greased baking sheet. Combine the oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper; brush over both sides of skins.

Bake at 475 degrees f / 240 degrees C for 7 minutes; turn, bake until crisp, about 7 minutes more. Sprinkle the bacon and cheddar cheese inside the skins and bake 2 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and onions. Serve immediately.