American Tavern Potato Skins

You know what kind of cheese this is if you’re a “whiz” kid. It’s the right cheese for the job.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • ½ cup American cheese spread in a jar, melted
  • ½ cup bacon crumbles
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ½ cup sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut the potatoes into wedges with 1" to 2" of skin on them. Toss them with the melted butter then the flour and arrange them on a baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Scoop the extra potato flesh out of the skins and save it for another use.
  • Heat the peanut oil in a deep fryer, heavy pot, or wok to 375°F. Fry the potato skins in the oil in batches for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and arrange on plates skin-side down.
  • Fill the potato boats with melted cheese and bacon crumbles. Sprinkle with green onions, and top with sour cream.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • ½ cup American cheese spread in a jar, melted
  • ½ cup bacon crumbles
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ½ cup sour cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cut the potatoes into wedges with 1" to 2" of skin on them. Toss them with the melted butter then the flour and arrange them on a baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Scoop the extra potato flesh out of the skins and save it for another use.
  • Heat the peanut oil in a deep fryer, heavy pot, or wok to 375°F. Fry the potato skins in the oil in batches for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and arrange on plates skin-side down.
  • Fill the potato boats with melted cheese and bacon crumbles. Sprinkle with green onions, and top with sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat25g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein8g