Overloaded Mexican Potato Skins

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Nutrition Facts
Overloaded Mexican Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 750mg 31%
Potassium 0mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugar 7g  
Protein 9g 0%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 20%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes washed and scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt divided or more to taste
  • 2/3 cup Mexican crema
  • 3 tablespoons sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese grated
  • 6 slices thick of bacon coarsely chopped
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico halved, pitted, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • Credit: Pati Jinich

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ᴼF.
  2. Using a fork, pierce potatoes all around, about 6 to 8 times. Rub potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until tender inside and crisp on the outside.
  3. In a medium-sized skillet set over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp and lightly browned. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, mix crema with chipotle in adobo sauce. Set aside.
  5. Remove potatoes from the oven and set aside until they are cool enough to handle. Cut them in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out the cooked potato, leaving a 1/4-inch wall all around. Reserve cooked potato for another use (like a potato and cheese omelet in the morning or tacos!).
  6. Raise the oven heat to 500ᴼF.
  7. Into each scooped potato half, add a generous amount of the chipotle crema and cover with the grated cheese. Place stuffed potato skins back on the backing sheet. Return to the oven for 5 to 6 more minutes until cheese has completely melted and has started to crisp.
  8. Remove from the oven, add the avocado slices, sprinkle with bacon and chives and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Overloaded Mexican Potato Skins
Amount Per Serving 6
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 750mg 31%
Potassium 0mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugar 7g  
Protein 9g 0%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 20%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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