Baked Potato Skins

Baked Potato Skins

Baked Potato Skins

You say "potato," and I say "potahto." But, we both agree that this recipe for baked potato skins is out of this world. It's the stuff that dreams are made of.

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1/2 cup butter

2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
Skins from 8 large baking potatoes
Freshly ground black pepper & salt to taste
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese


Bake potatoes in a 400 degree oven until tender when pierced (about 45 minutes to 1 hour). When cool enough to handle, cut potatoes in half and scoop out potato, leaving a thin shell about 1/8 inch thick. (Reserve scooped out potato for other dishes.) Melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. When the butter is hot add the garlic. Saute the garlic until softened and fragrant (about 2 1/5 minutes). Place each skin, scooped side up, on a shallow baking sheet. Spread garlic butter mixture on top. Sprinkle with ground pepper and salt to taste. Scatter the grated cheese lightly on top of the buttered skins. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cookie sheet in the upper third of the oven. Bake the skins for about 30 minutes or until hot, crisp and golden.

Additional Tips

Cooking time: 30-45 min.

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