There is nothing like a plate full of crispy potato skins, filled with melty cheddar cheese and topped with bacon bits, sour cream and green onions. The first time I had these I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I long for the days when I could eat potato skins with wild abandon! I could eat a whole plate back then (and drink a pitcher of beer along with it) and be none the worse. Sigh.
- 6 small to medium sized potatoes, rinsed clean
- 8 oz of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 slices of smoked, thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 6 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tbsp of chopped chives
- Pepper to taste