If you are here in the United States you are probably getting excited for the Super Bowl this weekend! Even if you are not a big football fan, hopefully you can appreciate the excitement, the commercials and the food : ) I love "game day" food!
Here is a great recipe for a simple, fabulous potato skins! Now when you make these don't throw out all insides of the potatoes! You can use them for making gnocchi, mashed potatoes, soups or chowders.
Game Day Potato Skins
What you'll need:
Russet Potatoes (regular brown baking ones)
a few handfuls of shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped tomatoes or Salsa
Salt and Peppers
a few dollops of sour cream or tofutti sour cream
What you'll do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Clean your potatoes well. Using a fork, pierce the skin in a few places to allow for steam to escape. Coat the potatoes with some olive oil and place the potatoes in the oven. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes. Take the potatoes out and let cool on a cutting board for a few minutes. When they are cool enough to handle, slice in half lengthwise.
With a spoon, scoop out all the insides and place in a bowl. You can use these in a soup, gnocchi or chowder later.
Place the skins on a cookie sheet and sprinkle in some shredded cheddar cheese. Place the pan under the broiler for a few minutes till the cheese is melted and the skins a little crisp. Take out and place on your serving platter. Top the skins with tomatoes or salsa, scallions, salt and pepper. Then dollop a small spoonful of sour cream on top.
Serve warm and Enjoy!