Loaded Potato Skins
Could an appetizer get any better? Seriously, crispy potato skins, smothered in bacon and cheese, topped with sour cream and green onions = so good! These babies aren’t healthy but they sure are delicious. Perfect for a super bowl party – actually, they are perfect for ANY party! Make these tasty loaded potato skins and you won’t believe how fast they get devoured.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash the potatoes well then poke holes in them with a fork. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until they are cooked through and tender. Let the potatoes cool then slice them down the center, lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the center of the potato, leaving a 1/4 inch of potato left on each skin. Using a basting brush, brush oil over both sides of each potato skin then season both sides with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the potato skins on a roasting tray in a roasting pan. Cook for 10 minutes then flip the skins over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
While the skins are cooking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until cooked through and crispy. Drain the bacon on paper towels then chop up into crumbles. Grate some cheddar cheese, and slice the green onions. Evenly place some cheese and bacon into each cooked potato skin.
Place the potato skins back into the oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Dollop each skin with sour cream and top with green onion slices. Serve immediately. Enjoy!