Stuck on what to eat tonight? Home cook shares the oozing potato skin recipe perfect for weekday cheat meals – and it tastes as good as it looks
- Home cook Alyssa shared how she made crispy potato skins as a weeknight meal
- The recipe requires three ingredients – potatoes, spring onion and sour cream
- The method involves cooking the potatoes and removing the centre
- The crispy potato skins are then cooked and served with spring onion
A home cook has revealed her mouthwatering recipe for potato skins served with spring onion and sour cream.
Alyssa shared an image of the dish along with the recipe to a popular Australian Facebook group and said hadn’t made the cheat meal before and raved about how good they were.
Alyssa followed a recipe from the website Recipe Tin Eats which only requires three ingredients – potatoes, bacon or spring onion and sour cream.
Alyssa shared an image of the dish (pictured) along with the recipe to a popular Australian Facebook group and said hadn’t made the cheat meal before
Alyssa began by microwaving the potatoes for 14 minutes, which is an alternative to boiling the vegetables on the stove, then used a knife to chop each one in half.
A spoon was then used to remove the centre of the potatoes, leaving a skin of one to two centimetres.
The cooked potato filling can also be used as a side dish to bake potato bites.
Alyssa revealed she followed a detailed recipe from the website Recipe Tin Eats that requires three ingredients – potatoes, bacon or spring onion and sour cream
The potato skins were placed on a lined baking tray and cooked in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
She then flipped the skins and cooked until golden before seasoning with salt and pepper and serving with the toppings.
The easy meal recommendation quickly captured the attention of others part of the online community.
‘They look amazing! Making my mouth water,’ one person wrote.
‘Looks delicious!’ another said, while others said they will attempt to replicate the cheat meal themselves.
HOW TO MAKE POTATO SKINS WITH CRISPY BACON
- 1 kg (about 8-10) potatoes
- 300 streaky fatty bacon
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
- Sour cream
Prick each potato four times with a fork, then place them on the outer edge of the microwave turntable. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, then turn the potatoes and microwave on high for another 8 minutes.
Use a sharp knife to cut the potatoes in half and use a spoon to scoop out the potato, leaving a thin skin 2cm
Preheat oven to 180C
Spread bacon on a tray and bake for 8 minutes, or until golden and the fat has melted
Remove bacon onto a paper towel lined plate using a slotting spoon and reserve bacon fat on tray
Place potato skins upside down on the tray. Use a brush to brush the bacon fat on the tray onto the potato skin and sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the skin is quite crispy
Remove baking tray from the oven and turn the potato skins over
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fill the potato skins with 2/3 of the bacon, then top with cheese.
Top with remaining bacon
Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted