For New Year's Day this year, I decided to make fun food for dinner. I had made a fancier dinner for New Year's Eve- so the next day, we did Potato Skins!!
First, bake your potatoes. Mine were pretty small- I baked them at 400 degrees for about 1 hour.
Scoop out all the "guts" leaving a nice potato lining.
I made mine the night before and used the insides to make mashed potatoes. I think baked potatoes make the BEST mashed potatoes! I mixed mine with a little butter, milk, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese :)
This was dinner on New Year's Eve!
I chilled the skins overnight. Place in a large baking dish or on a lined cookie sheet. Brush the insides of the potato with melted butter mixed with a little garlic salt. Put in a 400 degree oven for 7 minutes.
While baking- prepare your toppings! I used a blend of cheddar and monterrey jack cheese, green onions and bacon. Flip your potatoes after 7 minutes, brush side two with the butter mixture and bake another 7 minutes.
After baking both sides of the potato, top with the bacon and cheese. Throw back in the oven for 2 minutes- just until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with green onions- can also serve with sour cream or ranch.
And to round this out a a meal, we had ours with a raw veggie platter :) Happy 2011!