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Potato Skins

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  • Veg
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    • 20 mins
    • Serves 10
    • Easy

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    There is one word that comes to the mind on the very mention of comfort food and that is the classic all-time favorite – potatoes!Besides the succulent and fleshy texture of this universal favorite vegetable, it is the earthy and buttery notes of its flavors that wins everyone over, be it kids, adults or the elderly!

    And the cherry on the cake is how wonderfully quick and easy it is to prepare a whole lot of yummy dishes from this humble yet versatile vegetable.Let us explore one of the most loved evergreen recipes, the good old crispy, and cheesy potato skins!

    Health Benefits

    Apart from being lip-smacking, this delicious treat can also boost your health!

    • Potato skin is an excellent source of vitamin B6.
    • It has almost half of the daily requirement of vitamin C.
    • Potato skins have more potassium than bananas.
    • They are also rich in fiber, antioxidants, and
    • Potato skins are low in cholesterol, sodium, and
    • They are rich in iron.
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    How to Make Potato Skins

    Bake the Potatoes

    • Thoroughly clean the potatoes and pierce them with a sharp fork a few times and rub some olive oil over them.
    • Put them to bake in an oven at 400°F for about an hour until the potatoes are cooked through.
    • If baking in a microwave, place them on a higher setting at roughly 5 minutes per potato.

    Cook the Bacon

    • Fry the bacon strips in a pan on medium flame until they turn golden brown and crisp.

    Prep the Potatoes

    • Once baked, allow the potatoes to cool down.
    • Cut them into halves, scoop out the flesh.

    Bake the Skin

    • Brush the potato skins inside out with canola oil, sprinkle some salt and place on a baking rack in a preheated oven @ 450° F.
    • Cook for 10 minutes on both the sides.

    Add Bacon and Cheese

    • Add the grated cheese, crumbled bacon and top it with some ground black pepper.
    • Bake again for about 2 minutes until the cheese melts.

    Garnish with Sour Cream and Green Onions

    • Add a generous dollop of sour cream and green onions over each potato skin and serve immediately.

    Trivia

    • Potatoes is the world's most popular vegetable and the fourth largest food crop.
    • Not all of them have brown skin. Ireland's popular potatoes known as rooster have red skin and the ones in Scotland have purple skin.
    • There are about 5000 varieties of potatoes!
    • On an average, a person eats 33 kgs of potato per year.

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