Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Barbecue Potato Skins

OMG! You need to make these barbecue potato skins. I would eat these every night if I could (and I’m not even a big potato fan). It will definitely fill your potato skin and pulled pork cravings. They are so awesome it will be hard to keep your guests from devouring these. Go ahead and make them ahead of time and bring them to your next tailgating party.

Barbecue Potato Skins
Yields 3 servings

3 russet potatoes, scrubbed
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
¾ cup Cheddar
½ cup barbecue sauce, warm
½ pound pulled pork
Sour cream, for topping
2 tablespoons snipped chives, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake potatoes on middle rack until fork tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

Bake 4 strips of bacon on a small sheet pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Crumble bacon when it's cooled.

Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise, and spoon out the flesh, leaving a half inch shell.

Melt the butter in saucepan and add minced garlic. Brush potatoes with the butter and garlic mixture. Flip over and butter the bottoms.

Place potatoes back in oven and cook until crisp, about 4 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side and remove from oven.

Divide the cheese, barbecue sauce and pulled pork among the potatoes. Top potato skins with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chives for garnish.

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