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Homegating Potato Skins

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As my little family and I were sitting around Saturday enjoying a day FULL of football, Mads got SO excited!  She flipped around in her chair and said:

"Oh my gosh! There are five seasons!"

I looked a bit bewildered, to say the least, and asked her what on earth she could possibly mean.

"There are five seasons! Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.....and.....FOOTBALL!"

HAHAHAHA!! I about fell over from laughing so hard!

College football is a BIG thing in our house.  I actually like football and keep track of the polls and such.  But, don't ask me any info on any player....or team.  Chances are I will not be able to answer you.  lol  You see, I know enough to ask my hubby the right questions and to keep the conversation going just a bit.

Each new season we have a homegating party, just the 4 of us.  We have wings, nachos and....Potato Skins! My FAV! I was always very intimidated to make them, I just thought it would be hard.  

It is SO not hard to do!

You start by pre-baking your potatoes.
Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon
Then, you cut them in half....
Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon
and scoop out most of the potato.
Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon
Next you place them on a baking sheet, cut side up, and brush with oil.
Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon
Then you flip them over, cut side down, and brush with more oil. Then bake!
Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon
 You will flip halfway through and continue to bake just a bit longer.  While the potatoes are baking, fry some bacon. Then you will chop your bacon into little pieces.
Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon
Obviously I like my bacon just a bit....crispy.
Once the skin on the potato is crispy sprinkle a bit of cheese, or a lot of cheese, whatever you prefer, on the potatoes and bake for just a bit longer, until the cheese is melted. Top with bacon and chives and a bit of sour cream and you have the perfect treat for your next home/tailgating party!

Homegating Potato Skins
6-8 Small-Med size Potatoes
6 Half, or 3 Whole, pieces of bacon (I usually cut my package of bacon in half, thus the half pieces)
1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 Green Onions, chopped
Sour Cream or Ranch Dressing

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Wash then bake potatoes as normal, about 45 minutes-1 hour.
Cut each potato in half.
Scoop out each half into a bowl
Place potatoes cut side up on a baking sheet and brush to coat with oil.
Flip potatoes to cut side down and brush to coat with oil.
Bake cut side down for 10 minutes.
Remove potatoes from oven and flip, bake cut side up for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.
Place back in oven and bake until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with bacon and pieces and chopped green onions.
Serve with Ranch Dressing or Sour Cream.

Homegating, Taligating, Recipe, #GameTime, #Cbias, Bacon


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