Potato Skins "Like" T.G.I. Friday's

Total Time
1hr
Prep
15 mins
Cook
45 mins

Created by Todd Wilbur http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 4 baking potatoes (medium is fine)
  • 473.18 ml shredded cheddar cheese (regular or light)
  • 118.29 ml sour cream (regular, light or even fat-free)
  • 14.79-29.58 ml minced fresh chives or 14.79-29.58 ml minced green onion
  • 59.14 ml butter, melted (or use a substitute)
  • 8 slice bacon, sauteed,drained and crumbled (you can use imitation bits or try the 50% leaner bacon bits)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Wash and dry potatoes.
  3. Prick in several places and bake for 45 minutes to one hour, until baked through.
  4. Let cool enough to handle.
  5. While they are cooling, mix the chives with the sour cream and set aside.
  6. Make 2 lengthwise cuts through each potato.
  7. You'll wind up with three slices.
  8. Discard the middle and save for other potato dishes.
  9. This gives you two nice sized potato skins for each potato.
  10. Scoop out some of the potato from each skin, but leave about 1/4" of the potato inside the skin so it doesn't collapse.
  11. Brush with some melted butter (yes, you can use Canola, too).
  12. Place on a cookie sheet, skin side up and run under broiler for about 5 minutes, just until edges begin to turn brown.
  13. Sprinkle the cheese among the 8 skins.
  14. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle it on top of the cheese.
  15. Broil for about 2 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
  16. Serve hot, arranged on a plate surrounded by sour cream chive dip.
  17. Other Good Toppings: Don't stop here.
  18. Think of your own likes- salsa, green onions, chopped tomatoes, guacamole, etc.