Loaded potato skins

Loaded potato skins

This loaded potato skins recipe is a classic American side dish that's great for parties or barbecues.

By , 21 September 2015
Loaded potato skins
  • Ready in: 120 mins
  • Serves: 8
  • Price: 37p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 130g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates med
  • Sugars low
  • Salt high
  • Energy 795KJ 190KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 612kJ/146kcal.
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 150ml reduced-fat sour cream
  • 125g grated Cheddar
  • 3 tbsp chopped chives
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Wash the baking potatoes, then pat dry with kitchen roll. Prick with a fork, rub with the sunflower oil, then sprinkle with the sea salt. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the skins are crisp and the potatoes are cooked through.

  • Leave to cool for 15 minutes. Cut in half and scoop out some of the potato flesh, leaving a thin layer inside the skins. (The leftover potato can be used for mash.)

  • Meanwhile grill the bacon until crisp, then cut into pieces. Mix the sour cream with the cheese and chives. Divide between the potato skins.

  • Heat through on the barbecue or grill for 5 minutes. Top with the bacon and serve with salad.