Super Easy Potatoe Skins

Recipe by Jfoxe
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 4 halves




  • Pre-heat the broiler on your oven.
  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly.
  • Poke the potato 4-6 times with a fork to let moisture out during "baking".
  • OPTIONAL: Rub butter on the out side of the potato and season with garlic, salt, pepper, or what ever seasoning you would like to give it a little extra flavor.
  • Put the potatoes on a plate and put cook in the microwave for 10 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon. I did it in the broiler to save on an extra pan and keep it easy. Just keep an eye on it so they don't burn. I just laid the bacon out on my broiler pan and put it right under the broiler.
  • Once the potatoes are done, take them out and slice them in half.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out a little of the inside to form a small shallow "bowl" with the potato.
  • Chop the cooked bacon and sprinkle some in each of the potato "bowls" I plan for appx one slice per potato half.
  • Next, Sprinkle cheese over the potatoes. I say 1/2 cup for 4 halves just as a general guess. You can go light or go heavy, how ever you prefer.
  • Put the potatoes on a broiler pan, if you used one for the bacon, or even just a cookie sheet.
  • Put the pan directly under the broiler and cook until the cheese melts and starts to brown.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Top with desired amount of sour cream and serve.
  • Optional: you can sprinkle fresh chives or green onion on top after the sour cream.