How to Make Texas Roadhouse Tater Skin

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READY IN: 1hr 52mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Scrub each potato to remove dirt. Since eating the skin is part of the dish's charm, it is critical to get all parts of the skin squeaky clean.
  • Rub the outside of each potato with vegetable oil.
  • Bake potatoes in the oven for an hour.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and allow them to cool for 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, salt, oregano and thyme.
  • Stir the spice mixture until well combined.
  • Slice each potato in half.
  • Scoop out part of the inside of the potato to allow room for toppings. Leave at least 1/4-inch border to prevent the potatoes becoming too crispy.
  • Increase the temperature of you oven to 450°F.
  • Place potatoes skin-side down and sprinkle inside of potatoes with spice mixture.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Flip the potatoes, season again, then bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Flip potatoes so the skin side is down again. Fill each half with sharp shredded cheddar cheese and top with bacon bits.
  • Broil for about 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Remove the potatoes once the cheese is bubbly, then plate immediately.
  • Top with sour cream, or serve it on the side.
  • Comment: The secret of the Texas Roadhouse Tater Skins is a delicate balance between a slightly crisp outside and a soft, fluffy potato inside. You can easily alter this recipe to include your favorite types of cheeses. Consider using a Mexican blend for a nice treat. Opt for freshly prepared bacon bits rather than pre-packaged varieties for the best flavor. For an extra spicy kick, drizzle your favorite hot sauce over the top, or add a bit of Cayenne pepper to spice the blend.
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