Free Recipe Basic Crispy Potato Skins

Recipe Type: Free Appetizer Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 12

Ingredients for Basic Crispy Potato Skins Recipe

6 Medium potatos (about 2 lbs)
1/4 c Butter/margarine, melted
Salt and pepper, to taste

Basic Crispy Potato Skins Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes and pierce each one several times with a fork. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until tender.  Cut each potato lengthwise into 4 quarters. Scoop potato pulp from skins leaving a 1/8 thick shell. (Save pulp for another recipe or see below.) Brush skins inside and out with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place skins, skin-side down, on a baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes or until crisp. Serve hot. Makes 2 skins per serving. FOR LEFTOVER POTATO INSIDES: * Mashed potatoes. Add your choice of salt, pepper, sliced green onion, crubmled bacon, shredded cheese and/or fresh herbs. Top with bread crumbs, dot with butter and bake until heated through. * Saute’ chopped onion in butter until tender. Stir in potatoes and continue to cook and stir until heated through. * Make a potato salad using warm potato insides. Toss with bottled vinegerette dressing or mayonaise, sliced green onion, chopped olives and crumbled bacon. Chill. * Add to soups to thicken them. From Gemini’s MASSIVE MealMaster collection at

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