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Old 10-14-2018, 06:44 AM   #1
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Potato Skins

I like twice baked potatoes, but my favorite is stuffed, fried potato skins. Some times we will have an appetizer meal with skins being one of the stars. For basics, I like bacon, cheddar cheese, pickled japs, sour cream and hot sauce. Pulled pork with sauce and a white cheese is also great. Mexican fillings, especially chorizo, cotija and salsa. How do you like your skins?

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Old 10-15-2018, 08:38 AM   #2
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Years ago when my daughter was feeding the whole fam damily, it was my job to make the twice baked potatoes, (along with the holiday cake.) Usually I buy a five or ten pound bag of Russets. But with as many mouths to be stuffed, I handpicked out large even sized taters and cut them lengthwise after they baked. Some had sour cream, some sour cream with scallions, some with cheese, etc. I pretty well knew who like what and they had a whole one each. (two halves) For those who ate only one half, it left the other half for someone to try.
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I prefer to fill them with bacon, cheese, and some sour cream, but a couple of weeks ago I didn't have anything except the potatoes and the cheese. So I thawed some hamburger, cooked it up, and stuffed the skins with that and threw some cheese on top. That was pretty good and I found out that rubbing olive oil over the skins and putting them under the broiler will crisp them up almost as much as frying them.
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What is the difference between stuffed potato skins and twice baked potatoes?
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:26 PM   #5
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What is the difference between stuffed potato skins and twice baked potatoes?
With twice baked potatoes the skins are not deep fried, so they aren't crispy.
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With twice baked potatoes the skins are not deep fried, so they aren't crispy.
Thanks. I didn't realize that stuffed potato skins were deep fried. That sounds yummy. How does one keep the stuff inside the skin while deep frying?
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:59 PM   #7
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To me, potato skins are halved baked potatoes, scooped out, leaving a little white potato on the skin, and they are like little boats. They can be deep fried, or brush them inside and out with oil, and bake them to crisp them up. Then fill them.
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Memory of my dad: who didn't die of heart disease.
He would eat the middle out of a half of baked potato, then put 1/4 stick of butter in it and salt it, and eat that, butter squirting out everywhere.
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Halve then scoop out tatter, throw it away, fill with mashed sweet tatter with butter through it, I also add creamed corn and bacon. Then reheat

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Thanks. I didn't realize that stuffed potato skins were deep fried. That sounds yummy. How does one keep the stuff inside the skin while deep frying?
They're fried - or rubbed with oil and salt and baked at high heat - before stuffing. Then put the stuffing in and bake to heat it and melt the cheese.

Twice-baked potatoes are filled with enhanced mashed potatoes, while potato skins are usually filled just with bacon and cheese, with a little bit of potato left attached to the skin.
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