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Old 01-19-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Baked Potato Skins?

hey guys doing potato skins tonight... they are medium sized potatoes.

i am going to bake them in the oven first baked potato style.

then i want to take them out and empty them to about 1/4 inch of potato and skin.

then i want to rub them with a garlic butter.

then i'd like to finish them in the oven, and at last minutes, put cheese and bacon and chives on em

again they are medium

what temp should i cook them at, and for how long?

Thank you in advance guys^^

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Old 01-19-2006, 09:47 PM   #2
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I do mine at about 350 and depending on how many I do, its about 60 minutes. Just poke them now and then to see if they are done.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:05 PM   #3
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Alix, i am cooking the potatoes completely first, baking them in foil

then making skins out of the cooked baked potato

this is how they are done sometimes right?
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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If you bake the potatoes in foil, the skins will steam and be thin. If you bake them with no covering, the skins will be thicker and crispier. 60 minutes should do for baking the potatoes.

After you scoop out the guts and prepare the skins, all you have to do is put them back in the oven to reheat and melt the cheese. If you put them under the broiler, the cheese will bubble up and brown a little.
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:34 PM   #5
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You can save the insides to make baked potato soup or fried potatoes for tomorrow night's dinner.
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I go with andy on that one
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Old 01-19-2006, 10:38 PM   #7
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Actually, you can make twice baked potatoes with the insides. After scooping out the potato, mix it with cheese, chives, bacon, seasonings of your choice, use your imagination. Return the potato mixture to the skins and bake or broil to reheat and melt the cheese.

It's sort of like making a meal out of an appetizer.
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wow, sounds amazing.
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:50 PM   #9
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Amazing is right! I love eating them w/ sourcream, so good, can't stop with just one! Definitely don't wrap them in foil! Of coarse, keep your eye on them, cuz once (or twice, teehee) I have accidentally exploded my spuds in the oven, and it ain't pretty!!! Now I have a nice little timer that makes this awful alarm clock sound so I can hear it anywhere in the house! No more busted potatoes!!!
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:55 PM   #10
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Alix, i am cooking the potatoes completely first, baking them in foil

then making skins out of the cooked baked potato

this is how they are done sometimes right?
I am so sorry that I missed this question earlier! Andy was quite right, if you bake them in foil the skins aren't quite as crispy. Also right about the time. 60 minutes is good. I then cut mine in quarters lengthwise, scoop out the middle and place them on a cookie sheet. I then top them with bacon bits (real stuff) and cheese and let it all blend together nicely. The stuff you scoop out gets mashed and made into either gnocchi, perohe or potato pancakes. Mmmmmmmmmm. I think I know what I am doing for dinner tomorrow night!
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