How to make your own crispy stuffed potato skins

These potato skins are not only delicious, but are also really easy to make. This potato skin recipe can also be mixed-up with some of your own favourite toppings if you prefer.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 small bottle sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsps. garlic and herb cream cheese
  • 200g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tbsp. butter

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Wash the potatoes and cook in the microwave for approximately 40 minutes (check with a skewer or fork to see if they are cooked through).
  2. Allow the potatoes to cool to a temperature where your able to hold them
  3. Fry the bacon till crisp.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Add the sunflower oil to a roasting tin and place in the oven.
  5. Halve the potatoes lengthways and scoop out the centre into a food processor. Leave a generous ring of potato attached to the skin.
  6. To the mashed potato add butter, milk, cream cheese, the bacon, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth.
  7. Once the oil starts to simmer in the oven, add the potato skins. Roast until golden.
  8. Remove the skins with tongs and place on kitchen paper to drain. Remove the roasting tin full of oil from the oven and allow to cool somewhere safe.
  9. Spoon the mashed potato mixture back into the skins and top with the grated cheese. (This recipe can be prepared ahead up to this point with the potatoes refrigerated overnight.)
  10. Place the potato skins on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes or for 20 minutes from refrigerated.