Amy- I am not going to say these potato skins are easy to make because they are not. They are pretty much a pain in the rear end but it is well worth it. These tater skins taste and look amazing. I buy the bag that has the yellow, purple and orange potatoes in it. Don’t confuse them with a new potato because they are totally different. They are pretty freaking awesome and are always a huge hit.
What you need-
20-25 fingerling potatoes (assorted colors)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
6 slices bacon, chopped into bits and fried
1 – 1 ½ cup shredded cheese
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
Salad greens and cherry tomatoes (optional, for garnish)
Go on and get that oven going and heated to 400 degrees. I love the way fingerling potatoes taste and look. They are small, stumpy and look like a finger and have an amazing taste. They are so cute to me. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Spray a broiling pan with cooking spray and position potatoes in a single layer, cut side down. Drizzle oil and season them up with a little salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until done. While your taters are roasting, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise and onions. Season the mayo and sour cream mixture with salt and pepper. Remove potatoes from oven and cool until you can touch and work with. Go on and increase your heat to 450 degrees. This is where it gets to be a pain in the rear. The potatoes are so small so it’s a little difficult scooping the pulp out without tearing the skin. Get you a small spoon and carefully scoop out the inside of the potatoes. Take your time and don’t get yourself in a hurry. We will not be using the inside of the potatoes so put them in fridge and eat them when you want to (mash and add you a little butter and sour cream). Once you have removed all of the inside put skins back on the baking sheet and sprinkle skins with sea salt, bacon and cheese and cook for about 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Get you a pretty tray out and garnish with salad greens and place skins on it. Dollop the potato skins with the sour cream mixture and sprinkle with cherry tomatoes and chives. These are great for an appetizer or as a side dish.