Best Ever Potato Skins
/// a bag of medium sized baking potatoes
/// vegetable oil
/// salt, pepper, and garlic powder
/// stick of butter
/// roast beef
/// bacon bits or crumbled bacon
/// provolone cheese
/// cheddar cheese
/// swiss cheese
/// colby jack cheese
/// sour cream or ranch dressing for serving (optional)
= Scrub the potatoes, rub them down with oil, and put them in the oven at 400 degrees.
= Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake them for 50 minutes. Pull them out and use tongs to hold them so you can cut them half. Once the potato halves are cool enough to handle, use a cookie scoop or a spoon to scrape out the insides, leaving enough flesh that the skin won’t fall apart when you try to lift it later.
= Melt the stick of butter and brush both sides of the potato skins. Season the skin side with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
= Pop the buttered skins (flesh side up) back into the oven for 5-7 minutes to crisp them up a bit.
= Chop up all of the meat into one pile and all of the cheese into another.
= Pull out the crisped skins and load them up, first with the meat and then with the cheese. Put them back into the oven for about 5 minutes.
= Pull them out of the oven and let them cool just a bit before you serve. These stand up well on their own, but if you’d like a little more decadence go ahead and serve them with sour cream or ranch dressing. Enjoy!