Deep-Fried Potato Skins With Dips and Toppings
These crispy deep-fried potato skins are perfect for a game-day snack or party appetizer. Serve the potato skins with savory dips and toppings.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 4large baking potatoes , scrubbed
- vegetable oil for deep frying
- Dash salt
- Dash freshly ground black pepper
- Optional: 1/4 cup sour cream (mixed with chives)
- Optional: 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or mozzarella cheese)
- Optional: 2 tablespoons bacon (cooked and crumbled)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Pre heat oven to 400 F. Prick potatoes in several places with a fork; bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 1 hour.
Step 3Remove the potatoes from the oven, cool slightly and then cut them into halves lengthwise. Scoop out the potato, leaving the skins intact.
Step 4Put the potato insides in a container, cover, and refrigerate for another meal. Cut the skins in half again to make 4 pieces per potato.
Step 5Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 F. Place a batch of about 4 to 6 potato skins in the deep fryer basket, lower into oil, and deep-fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until skins are browned and crisp. Repeat with the remaining potato skins.
Step 6Transfer potato skins to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with sour cream and chives, or top with cheese, and place under the broiler to melt. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and serve.