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Potato Skins with Pederson’s Apple Bacon
This is a very simple and delicious comfort food recipe that’s perfect for casual get togethers with family and friends!
6 small to medium sized russet potatoes
Canola oil or grapeseed oil
6 strips Pederson’s Natural Farms Apple Smoked Bacon
4 ounces grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 green onions finely chopped
Potato Skins with Pederson’s Apple Bacon This is a very simple and delicious comfort food recipe that’s perfect for casual get together with family and friends! Ingredients 6 small to medium sized russet potatoes Olive oil Canola oil or grape seed oil Pepper 6 strips Pederson’s Natural Farms Apple Smoked Bacon 4 ounces grated cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 2 green onions finely chopped
1.) Scrub the potatoes clean with a vegetable brush and rinse thoroughly. Then, cook the potatoes as you normally would, either in the oven or microwave. If using an oven, rub with olive oil and bake in a 400°F oven for about an hour until the potatoes are cooked through. If using a microwave, rub all over with olive oil and cook on the high setting for about 3 minutes per potato.
2.) While the potatoes are cooking get out your delicious Pederson's Apple Smoked Bacon
3.) Cook it over medium-low heat, preferably in a cast iron pan, for about 10-15 minutes or until brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels and let cool. Then crumble it
4.) When the potatoes are finished cooking, let them cool until you're able to safely handle them. Cut in half length wise and gently use a spoon to scoop out the insides, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato on the skin. Preheat your oven to 450°F. Brush or rub canola or grapeseed oil ( or other high smoke point oil ) over the potato skins inside and out. Place skin side down in a roasting pan and cook 10 minutes.
5.) While the skins are in the oven you can chop the green onions.
6.) After ten minutes, use tongs to turn the skins over and cook 10 more minutes.
7.) You can prepare all of your other toppings at this time.
8.) Remove potatoes from the oven and set your oven to broil. Sprinkle the inside of the skins with black pepper, cheese and bacon crumbles and then return the skins to the oven. Broil for an additional 2 minutes or until the cheese bubbles.
9.) Remove skins from oven and use tongs to place the skins on a serving platter. Add a dollop of sour cream and garnish with green onions!