Potato Skins Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 4 large baked potatoes (baked or microwaved until tender)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices of bacon (cooked until crispy and crumbled)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions (sliced)




  1. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, scoop out the insides and discard leaving about ¼” of the shell.
  2. In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons oil, salt, garlic powder, paprika, parmesan cheese, and pepper. Brush mixture all over potato skins.Heat deep fryer to 365 degrees and deep fry potato skins for 5 minutes in batches. Drain on paper towels. (* to bake instead of deep fry – pre-heat oven to 475 degrees.
  3. Place skins in a greased baking dish and bake for 8 minutes. Turn over and bake for 8 minutes on that side.)
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Place potato skins in a lightly greased baking dish and fill each skin with cheddar cheese and bacon. Divide evenly between each skin. Bake for 7 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  5. Remove from oven and top with sour cream and green onions.