8 Crispy Potato Skin Recipes to Please a Crowd
Whether you're tailgating or homegating, game day isn't complete without snacks. Potato skins are a classic snack you'll probably find at your local sports bar. Hollowed out baked potato halves are loaded with melty cheese, bacon, and scallions (or some version of that) and either baked or fried. Enjoy crispy potato skins from your own home with our favorite potato skin recipes. From classic potato skins to new, unique creations, here are 8 potato skins to make for game day.
No-Fry Spicy Potato Skins
"These tasty potato skins are lower in fat than the original version because they are baked and not fried," says recipe creator Candice. In this recipe potato skins are simply seasoned in a spice mixture that includes chili powder, curry powder, and coriander seed.
Restaurant-Style Potato Skins
If you're looking to replicate the classic potato skins you can find at pretty much any sports bar, look no further. Potato skins are fried and filled with cheese, bacon, and sour cream.
Baked Sweet Potato Skins
"This is a slight variation on the classic game day loaded sweet potato skins," says recipe creator fouab. "This is one of my original recipes, and a favorite for big games in the fall and winter." The sweet-heat combination in these potato skins will be a nice change of pace at any tailgate.
In this recipe, Gouda cheese, green onions, and pepperoni sausage sticks are heaped on top of potato skins and baked until bubbly and brown. Reviewer Valerie says, "I was looking for something that reminded me of the restaurants and I found it! This was amazing, but there is one tip that I would offer. I put oil on a paper towel and rub the skin before cooking. This gives the skin a bit of a crispness that my family loves."
Yummy Potato Skins
Before you toss your potato peelings, consider saving them to make these simple potato skins. Potato peels are tossed in Italian-style dressing and baked until crisp.
Mummified Meatballs in Crispy Potato Skin Coffins
Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
These savory sweet potato skins can be prepped ahead of time and refrigerated before baking. "Sweet, salty, creamy...all the flavors and textures come together nicely," says reviewer France C. "The sage sausage paired with the sweet potato was reminiscent of Thanksgiving flavors."