Monday, September 11, 2006

Potato Skins

I do love pubs. Sitting around in comfy chairs by the fire, sipping a Strongbow Cider and eating all that "bad" food - not that the food is bad at all; but food that you should certainly not make a habit of eating - nachos, chicken wings, dry ribs and the like. One of my favorite pubs serves chips and curry sauce. Heavenly.
Anyone who knows me knows I have a real weakness for the potato. I'd eat them with every meal if I could. So it's not surprising that my favorite pub snack is potato skins. Not only are they delicious they are a snap to make in your kitchen, if for some crazy reason you are so inclined to stay home rather than head out to your local pub.
Potato Skins
makes 16 snacks

4 baking potatos
salt and pepper
3 green onions diced
6 pieces of bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1 tomato diced
1 package marble cheese shredded.

Wash the potatos, prick with a fork and bake until tender. Cool slightly, then cut each potato into quarters. Remove most of the flesh from the potatos, reserving for another use. Brush each skin lightly with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes until the skins are crisp. Top with the onions, bacon, tomato and cheese, and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Serve immediately with sour cream on the side.


Lea said...

lol curry chips! My fiance loves those things.. the first time I saw them I thought they looked like a dog had ralphed them!!! >_<

This skins look fantastic! The only sorts I've ever had though were just loaded with cheddar and tons of BACON! These look slightly more heart friendly (attaking the heart with... say a spoon, rather than a knife!) The almost remind me of little potato pizzas with those tomatoes on them! =)

Potatoes are wonderful though arent they? So versatile.. so eager to please. =)

Annie said...

Wow, I just had flashbacks of college. I ate those things like crazy. I have'nt had them in years. I want some now. I'm printing the recipe. thanks.

Pamela said...

Those look amazing!!!!! I love potatoe skins!!