Bacon and Cheese Potato Skins

Try these bacon, cheddar, sour cream and chive potato skins as an appetizer and your next casual gathering.


Potato skins is a dish popular in America meant to be eaten as a snack or appetizer. Commonly this dish is made of unpeeled potato halves, hollowed and filled with crispy bacon bits, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives. Twice cooked where it is first boiled or baked then deep fried and baked again to achieve a very fluffy inside while having a crispy outer layer.

It is also commonly prepared in homes across America and very popular during the Super Bowl and popular events, I can understand why and if you haven’t tried it well it’s not yet too late.

Bacon and Cheese Potato Skins
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 8 pieces
  • 4 long Russet potatoes or any starchy type potatoes, skin on
  • 8 pcs streaky bacon
  • 8 heaping tbsp grated smoked cheddar
  • 8 heaping tbsp sour cream
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • chives, chopped
  • hot sauce, optional
  1. Rub the potatoes lightly with olive oil, pierce sides with fork to allow steam to escape then place them in a foil lined baking sheet and bake in a 200C preheated oven for an hour.
  2. Remove from oven then let it cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy, once cooked then chop it into bits to be used as a topping.
  4. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop out the middle leaving ¼ inch of flesh then brush surface with olive oil. Reserve scooped out potatoes for other use.
  5. Set the oven to broil. Place a tablespoon of cheese and some bacon bits on top of each potato halves. Broil until cheese is bubbling.
  6. Remove potato from the oven then top each it with a heaping tablespoon of sour cream, sprinkle chopped chives on top then serve.


Ang Sarap

Hi I am Raymund a Filipino living in New Zealand, I’m not a cook nor a chef but I love cooking and it is my passion. My real job is an IT Professional whose devotion is to develop applications (I have a Software Development blog for those who might be interested), my brain is abused at work on a daily basis so cooking at the end of the day acts as my therapy for stress release. I have been cooking since I was 7 years old and since then almost every day I prepare our dinner and weekend meals, I usually try to cook dishes that we had tried and ordered in different restaurants that’s why you will see a lot of varieties at my blog Ang Sarap ( I learned cooking mostly by observing my Aunt who cooks for us when I was younger, I learned to bake by assisting my Mom during my younger years and for the native dishes I learned it from my Grandmother. My other passion is photography which explains the photos you see here and travelling which explains the variety of dishes and reviews of restaurants from all over the world.

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