Super Bowl may be over but that doesn’t mean we are done with the delicious recipes. Twice Baked Potatoes and Potato Skins are our new favorites.
I made twice baked potatoes for my husband a couple months back. With the little pieces that were left over, I made potato skins. We like a good potato recipe, but our youngest girls, who are new to this recipe, LOVED them. Needless to say they have become a regular in our home. Here is how we made them.
If I have time, I bake potatoes at 375° for an hour. If I am short on time I’ll use the pressure cooker; 6 potatoes for 9 minutes with water just to top of potatoes.
When the potatoes are done, cut all in half using an oven mitt if potatoes are still hot. With a spoon scrape out the potato half into a bowl. Be sure to leave a small amount of potato as the lining to help support when potato mash is put back in.
With the leftover potato mash, make mashed potatoes. I add a stick of butter, salt and pepper, but if you would like to kick it up several notches you can add cheese and garlic. Once the mashed potatoes are ready you can spoon it into the potato half or use a cake piping tube to make it more decorative.
Topping options are endless, we like to add crispy turkey bacon (Oscar Mayer has a good one), cheese, or a bread crumb paprika garlic salt mixture. Put back in the oven at 375º for 20-30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
The Potato Skins are pretty much the same except you don’t add mashed potatoes back to them.
The Potato skins were my daughter’s favorite!
Have you tried Twice Baked Potatoes or Potato Skins before? What are your favorite toppings?