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Loaded Potato Skins

Loaded Potato Skins

Inspired by TGI Fridays

Loaded Potato Skins

Ingredients

  1. 6 russet potatoes
    3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
    Salt, to taste
    Black pepper, to taste
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    8 slices applewood-smoked bacon
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Scrub the potatoes under cold water, and dry with a paper towel. Rub the potatoes with grapeseed oil, and arrange in a casserole dish or on a half-sheet baking sheet. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the skins are crispy and the potatoes are fork tender. Remove from the oven, and let the potatoes cool.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop out the flesh, leaving 1/4 inch of potato in the skins. Brush the potatoes with melted butter, sprinkle with the salt and pepper, and bake halves face down in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, carefully flip the halves over, and sprinkle the insides with cheese and bacon. Bake for 2 to 4 minutes, until the cheese melts. Top with the green onions and sour cream, and serve immediately.
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