Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bacon Bacon Garlic Garlic Potato Skins

Who doesn't love potato skins?? I mean really, potatoes, spices and melted cheese. good, right?

I had a Tastefully Simple Success Event (meeting) last night and took an appetizer.

I decided to use the Bacon Bacon and Garlic Garlic as my products in the dish. These are some of the best spices EVER!!!! I mean people go CRAZY over them!! These bottles are huge and they last a loooong time. If you have never tried Tastefully Simple products or heard of them then you have to check it out here. I'll mention a giveaway at the end of this blog. :)

The potato skins were really easy to make. I simply baked 10 potatoes in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour. You can easily use less potatoes, but if you are serving quite a few people I suggest making more rather than less because everyone loves them. Seriously, they were ALL GONE very quickly!

Once done baking, split the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato.

Next, mash the potatoes a bit so they are not so lumpy. Isn't the potato masher one of the BEST kitchen utensils ever??? Love it!

I next added some of the Bacon Bacon and some of the Garlic Garlic. I also added some sour cream and some cheese. Then just stir it really well so it is well mixed.

Now, spoon the potato mixture back into the potato skins. I didn't use that much because I wanted them to be more like potato skins rather than twice baked potatoes. I also pressed the potato mixture down some.

I then added some more Bacon Bacon

and also more cheese. You can never have too much cheese right?

Then I just put them in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. OMG!!! Soooo good!!! What are your favorite toppings on potato skins???

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  1. I love potato skins. I have not had them in ages! Those look good. Your spices sound wonderful too. We love garlic and we really LOVE bacon. I've never seen it as a spice. Wow.

    I will post this on my blog as well. :))

  2. This DOES sound like something I would love to fix for family and friends! Anything with bacon flavor and cheese is usually delicious!
    Please enter me in your give-away!

  3. holy potato!!! I may have to add potato to the grocery list next week :-}

  4. Hi, found your blog through Kelly's Korner. I saw the comment you left on her blog, and that you were having a giveaway. I just love giveaways. The Bacon Bacon Garlic Garlic Potato Skins you made look so good. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    I am also followig your blog.

  5. Oh that looks SO good. I am going to have to make these soon. I found your blogs off Nicolle's :) My fave toppings are cheese and Ranch (don't like sour cream).

    I'm going to follow your blog too!

  6. These look so easy and good. I have always been scared about making these thinking they were too much work, too hard. They are on my to try list once more thanks to your post.

  7. Your blog is great :) Very similar views on cooking to mine! Looking forward to browsing your recipes!
    Come visit mine sometime~