Bite Size Potato Skins

Bite Size Potato Skins

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Potato skins have been around since 1974 and quickly became a popular appetizer in restaurants. I remember TGI Fridays restaurant always had the crispiest, most delicious potato skins ever. It used to be my mom’s favorite restaurant so I’m guilty of going there often. Regular potato skins can be a bit time consuming, but these bite size potato skins can come together in just 40 minutes.

Bite Size Potato Skins

Potato skins are popular for a reason. Who can resist potatoes baked in the oven until crispy, topped with cheddar cheese, bacon bits and green onions. Restaurants serve potato skins with sour cream either on top or on the side. I love sour cream, so when I eat potato skins I load them up! But sour cream on the side works out nicely for this recipe, so you can dip the potatoes.

As Super Bowl approaches, we all know that the food is the main event at gatherings. Some popular appetizers I make are buffalo chicken sliders or buffalo chicken tator tot nachos. But since we are in a pandemic and all, the parties have been cancelled. But, these potato skins make for the perfect small portion for you to enjoy by yourself! Or if you’re nice enough, you could make more to share. Compared to regular potato skins, like these game day loaded potato skins from domestikatedlife.com, I actually prefer these bite size skins because you actually get more toppings with every bite.

Bite Size Potato Skins

How To Bake Bite Size Potato Skins

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cut the potatoes into 3/4 inch slices. Make sure not to cut them too thin or you will end up with potato chips.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Lightly coat the tops with oil. Flip them over and repeat.
  • Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake on a baking sheet in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are in the oven baking, you should cook the bacon. DO NOT THROW AWAY THE BACON GREASE.
  • After the bacon is done cooking, you will cut it into small pieces to sprinkle on the top of the cheese.
  • Remove the potato slices from the oven and lightly brush with bacon grease. Flip them over and repeat.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the cheese and bacon bits and bake just until cheese has melted.
  • Top with green onions and serve with sour cream.
Bite Size Potato Skins

Bite Size Potato Skins

Baked potato slices cooked until crispy and topped with cheddar cheese, bacon bits and green onions.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Russet Potatoes similar in size
  • 1 tbsp oil you can use vegetable, canola or olive.
  • cups cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 green onions
  • sour cream optional side

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Cut the potatoes into 3/4 inch slices. Make sure not to cut them too thin or you will end up with potato chips.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Lightly coat the tops with oil. Flip them over and repeat.
  • Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake on a baking sheet in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are in the oven baking, you should cook the bacon. Do not throw away the bacon grease.
  • After the bacon is done cooking, you will cut it into small pieces to sprinkle on the top of the cheese.
  • Remove the potato slices from the oven and lightly brush with bacon grease. Flip them over and repeat.
  • Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the cheese and bacon bits and bake just until cheese has melted.
  • Top with green onions and serve with sour cream.
Keyword 40 minute, appetizer, bite size, football, game day, potato skins, super bowl