Poutine Potato Skins

Poutine Potato Skins

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: potato skins recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 skins
Energy: 384 kcal
Author: Jennifer
Delicious and perfect for game day eats! Make your own fries or use frozen fries and bake them with the skins.
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Ingredients

  • 4 russet (potatoes, oblong, about 3-4 inches long
  • Cheese curds
  • Poutine gravy homemade poutine gravy or store bought
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegetable Oil or melted butter for brushing
  • Frozen or homemade french fries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° Scrub potatoes, pierce with a fork a couple of times and place on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 60-75 minutes until soft (test by inserting a sharp knife along the side edge - where you will eventually cut it in half).
  2. Remove potatoes from oven, leaving oven on. (If baking frozen fries, set oven temperature to that needed for the fries). Allow potatoes to cool 15 minutes. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato, leaving a 1/4-1/2-inch of potato on the skin. Place hollowed out skins on baking sheet, skin side down. Brush with melted butter or oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. (Note: If baking frozen fries, save time by placing them on a baking sheet together with the potato skins. If you're not cooking your fries in the oven, you could also broil the skins to crispy them up. It's quicker, but do watch them closely so they don't burn).
  4. To serve: Top potato skins with cooked fries. Sprinkle with cheese curds and ladle gravy over top. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.