Saturday, January 25, 2014

Potato Skins With 7 Layers

 Start to finish : 45 minutes (15 minutes active)       Serves :16

Ready for the Super-Bowl party, lets try  something different this year , try something  different , freshen it up with  a bit  by using  a slab  of roasted  potato instead of chips .

8              medium potatoes
2              tablespoons  vegetable oil , divided
2              large yellow onions , diced
      kosher salt  and ground black pepper
8             ounces  loose sausage meat  , cooked and crumbled
1/2          cup sour cream
               cloves  garlic , minced
8             slices cooked bacon , crumbled
1             cup shredded  cheddar cheese
2             scallions , sliced

1 .         Heat the oven  to 400*F . Line  a rimmed baking sheet  with  foil , then coat  with cooking spray .
2 .         Poke the potatoes  all over with a folk  . Microwave on high  until tender , about 1o to 12 minutes , depending on the  wattage  of your microwave . Allow to cool until  easily  handled .
3 .         Meanwhile  , heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a  medium skillet over medium heat  . Add the  onions  and cook until  softened  and browned  , 15 to 18 minutes .
4 .         When the potatoes  are cook enough  to handle  , cut them in half . Scoop out and  reserve the insides  , leaving  a 1/4-inch thick wall of potato flesh on the side of the skin .
5 .          Arrange  the halves  skin down  on the prepared  baking sheet . Brush  the potatoes  with the remaining  tablespoon  of oil . Sprinkle  lightly with salt and pepper  , then  bake  for 15 to 20 minutes  or until crisp  and brown .
6 .         Meanwhile , in a medium  bowl , stir together  the reserved potato  flesh  and the sausage  . Season  with salt and pepper  , if needed  . In a  small bowl , stir together  the sour cream  and garlic . Set aside .
7 .         Once the  potato skins  have baked , start  laying  them . Spoon  a bit  of the caramelized onions  into  the bottom  of each  shell . Top  with sausage-potato mixture . This should  mostly fill the shell . Sprinkle crumbled  bacon  over the potatoes , followed by  cheese .
8 .         Bake another  10 minutes  . Top with  a dollop  of garlic sour cream  and sprinkle  with the  scallions . Serve immediately .


  1. Yum! These sound absolutely perfect! Thanks for sharing, Nee!

    1. Hi Nellie , they are delicious and you can add the ingredients of your choice . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Dear Nee, I love every layer of this wonderful potato!!! Blessings dear. Stay safe and warm. Catherine xo

    1. Hi Catherine , Thanks so very much , getting ready for the Super-bowl , Have a blessed weekend and stay warm , Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Such potatoes are really better, healthier and I am sure more delicious than chips :)

    1. Hi Medeja , not as much alt and oil as chips , thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Dear Nee, Super Bowl or Not this is my kind of party...Love potato skins and this is a wonderful, different recipe. They look so inviting that I want one right now! (maybe two) The recipe looks easy, and it makes 16, great to know. You are right it is a healthier way to enjoy potatoes that are crispy. Better than potato chips for sure. Thanks for this share, can't wait to make these. Blessings for a great Sunday...Dottie :)

  5. Hi Dottie , I make these often , my kids love them , they do cut down on the salt and oil , sometime I only use 2 large potatoes and they are so happy , I have 4 kids so they each will have a half . Thanks for dropping by :)


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