Sunday, November 8, 2009

Curt's Loaded Potato Skins

I want to introduce another up and coming cook in our family, Curt. His specialty is game day pick foods and loves family gatherings, picnics and large functions to cook for a crowd. These are one of his all time favorites, so I wanted to share this recipe as it is just a great crowd pleas er. He is often asked to cook for his friends, since cooking is becoming one of his favorite hobbies. He usually has the table piled high with potato skins, wings, and loves his nachos and pizza. So Sunday's nights after the big traditional pasta afternoon lunch, he starts his appetizer medleys for the big game. We usually have a houseful of hungry friends joining us, so nothing goes to waste here.
Curts favorite appetizer is potato skins and he makes them crisp and loaded with a variety of
garnishes . I was so happy he agreed to post this, as this recipe is really easy and delicious.
The skins are loaded with bacon, sour cream and a medley of cheddar blended cheeses.
After they are fried, they are baked in the oven then smoothered in cheese immediately when taken out of the oven and the heat melts the cheese perfectly.
Then he loads them up with the sour cream and bacon.
They take about ten to twelve minutes to fry till golden.

You will need about a 5lb bag of scrubbed potatoes, sliced thick, about 1/2 inch.
1 quart of oil
2 cups of fiesta blend cheese shredded
1/2 cup crumbled bacon
1 container of sour cream
Fry sliced potatoes in several batches, in heated hot oil till brown, around 10 minutes.
Put into baking dish.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven top with shredded cheese and allow cheese to melt around five minutes.
Garnish with bacon crumbles and sour cream.
**Optional toppings, jalapeno peppers, black olives, chopped tomato.

Recipe developed by Curt Iffert for a guest on What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine
Thank you Curt for sharing your recipe with us!
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