|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 64g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||25%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 25mg||124%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Top these deep-fried potato skins with sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or chopped cooked bacon. Or serve them with homemade guacamole, salsa, or a spicy dip.
See the variations below for a few quick and easy homemade dips and some great ideas for toppings.
4 large baking potatoes, scrubbed
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
1 dash salt
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup sour cream, optional
1 tablespoon chopped chives, to mix with the sour cream, optional
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional
2 tablespoons crumbled bacon, optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Pre heat oven to 400 F. Prick potatoes in several places with a fork; bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 1 hour.
Remove the potatoes from the oven, cool slightly and then cut them into halves lengthwise. Scoop out the potato, leaving the skins intact.
Put the potato insides in a container, cover, and refrigerate for another meal. Cut the skins in half again to make 4 pieces per potato.
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 F. Place a batch of about 4 to 6 potato skins in the deep fryer basket, lower into oil, and deep-fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until skins are browned and crisp. Repeat with the remaining potato skins.
Transfer potato skins to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with sour cream and chives, or top with cheese, and place under the broiler to melt. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and serve.
Glass Bakeware Warning
Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat-resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.
- Topping Ideas – Crumbled cooked bacon, minced sautéed ham, sliced green onions, sautéed fresh sliced mushrooms, sliced ripe olives, chopped red or sweet onions, minced jalapeño peppers, and multicolored bell peppers.
- Quick Guacamole – Peel 2 ripe avocados and mash them in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Blend ingredients thoroughly. Stir in 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
- Sour Cream and Bacon Dip – Cook 6 to 8 strips of bacon and crumble. In a serving bowl, combine the crumbled bacon with 16 ounces of sour cream, 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and salt, to taste. Blend thoroughly.
- Ranch-Style Dip – Combine 1 envelope (1 ounce) of Ranch dressing mix with 8 ounces of sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and about 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chipotle pepper powder. Mix well and season with salt and pepper, to taste.