Deep Fried Potato Skins

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Want a different way to prepare your potatoes? Try these deep fried potato skins! This restaurant appetizer favorite is surprisingly easy to make at home. Your family is sure to flip for them!

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

30 min preparation + 1 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

2 dozen


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 6-8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 teaspoons minced chives

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and bake potatoes for 1 hour until tender. Combine soup mix, sour cream, garlic, onion, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Allow potatoes to cool. Cut potatoes lengthwise, scoop out pulp, and cut each potato half into three lengthwise strips. Heat oil in an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees. Fry skins in oil for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Place potato skins in a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Combine the cheese and bacon and sprinkle over potatoes. Broil 4 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with chives and serve with dip.

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