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  • Makes 18
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients

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These Chunky Cheesy Potato Skins are perfect for a snack, an easy Sunday night dinner, to serve to the kids (or send in the lunchbox) or as a starter at a party.


Ingredients (makes 18 Potato Skins)

  • 6 Large white washed potatoes
  • 4 pieces of short cut bacon
  • 1 Small onion (white, brown or red)
  • 1/4 cup Garlic Aioli (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 cup Grated cheese (mozarella, tasty or a combo of both)
  • 2 - 3 stems Fresh dill

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius (fan forced).
  2. Place a sheet of baking paper onto a large flat baking tray.
  3. Place the potatoes in a large pot of salted water and boil until just tender (it needs to be firm but not crunchy). Sit potatoes on paper towel or a clean tea towel to drain well.
  4. Finely chop the onion and the bacon keeping separate.
  5. Gently fry the onion to soften but not brown it or burn it.
  6. Finely chop the dill and grate the cheese if you haven't purchased pre-grated cheese.
  7. Slice the cheeks off the potatoes on both sides so that you end up with 3 potato 'slices' per potato in total. Place the slices in a large bowl and gently toss 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a liberal sprinkle of sea salt through the potato slices. Arrange in one layer on the baking tray.
  8. Drizzle a fine stream of aioli over the potatoes and then top with the onion followed by the cheese followed by the bacon.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 20 - 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and the cheese and bacon are beautifully golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and arrange on a serving platter then top with a sprinkling of fresh dill.

Notes

Have as much fun as you like with the toppings for these Chunky Cheesy Potato Skins! Try a mexican combo, a 4 cheese topping or add a pile of chilli sprinkles and lemon zest for a flavour hit!

  • So so good! Just like the ones in America!

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  • These look so yummy as a side dish on a cold night.

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  • These look so delicious and easy. A great after school snack for my kiddies

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  • These look amazing. And the bonus is hubby can do these in the Air Fryer!

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  • Delicious. A good-side dish or even on its on as a dish for a chilly winter day

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  • These look and sound great! A different potato dish than a potato bake or the like.
    I love the idea of using aioli as the sauce – different but would be delicious.
    Will save the recipe and make it as part of my daughters upcoming birthday party.

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  • Yum. I am 100% making this. My fussy daughter would love this im sure.

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  • I make this in a vegetarian version and for my youngest in a vegan version.

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  • What can I say yum yum yum

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  • Looks great for entertaining, so delicious.

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  • Sounds very good . Thank you for sharing

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  • These sound and look lovely – thanks so much for sharing.

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  • I can’t wait to try these. They sound delicious and simple to make.

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  • Most people remove the vegetables skin. But i found they lift up the taste when it roasting.

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  • Yum. These look fantastic and another way to eat potatoes. I’m always looking for something new.

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