Since Christmas I feel like I have been in a little less motivated about trying new things. I mean, it’s just not happening.
I ended up with a brand-spanking-new cast iron skillet for my birthday, so I’m trying to use that for stuff, so that’s exciting and I made some yummy corn bread, but it’s not that special or different. I have found a way to incorporate it into these babies, though.
Obviously bacon is a gift from God (well, so is everything else, but this gift is a special one), and goes well with most everything, especially potatoes. So arm yourself with some crumbled bacon, no bacon bits, but the real stuff.
Along with the classic, we’ll get a little grown-up, progressive, adventurous or whatever you want to call it. We’re making some potato skins with sweet potatoes!!
Arm yourself with as many potatoes as you would like, each potato will make two skins (come on kids, you can do simple math). Wash and trim them (take out the eyes and other weird stuff that’s kind of creepy looking) and dry them. Next, you’ll want to rub the outside of each one with some canola or olive oil (either works) and salt the white potatoes with sea salt. Place them on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 375 and let them bake for an hour, the skins should get crispy and the insides should get tender.
Once they are done, you can let them cool and slice them in half.Scoop out the innards and let them cool the rest of the way.Then you can brush the inside with oil and pop them back in the oven for a little bit longer, they will get even more crispy, about 20 minutes. (Your sweet potatoes will bee a little weak, and may collapse.)
Pull them out and let them cool just a little bit, then you can top them. For the sweet potatoes you can do some brown sugar, cinnamon chopped pecans, and marshmallows!!
For the white potatoes top them with some cheddar cheese, and some bacon. Then throw all of the potato skins under the broiler until the cheese is melted and the marshmallows get some nice color.
This is a good party food, for maybe football or basketball watching. IF you have the time before hand to prep everything, people will love them.