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August 14, 2016

Game Day Bacon & Cheddar Tater Skins #SundaySupper

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOOOOTTTTBALLLLL????   In this house, we are die-hard Ravens fans.  Flags flying, purple wearing, houses decorated, and neighborhood tailgating Ravens fans.   During one away game each year, our neighborhood throws a Raven’s Tailgate in our cul-de-sac.  I’m not talking your typical tailgate here.  I’m talking an all day extravangaza.  Some years have started with a race through the neighborhood and field goal kickoff….and, of course, what’s a tailgate without a parade!  It wouldn’t be complete without lots of homemade floats (a winner is crowned each year)….

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and then there’s got to be food!  Everyone brings a dish to share.  There are grilled meats and a hot dog/sausage cart (owned by one of the neighbors), a chili cookoff, and even eclair eating contests! In between all that, we actually watch the game! (on a giant screen we erect in the wooded area of one neighbors front yard)

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So, here we are four Sundays away from Opening Kickoff….Let’s Go Ravens!  The hubby and his friends spend most home game Sundays tailgating from the crack of dawn until game time.  Those Sundays make for some perfect Mommy/Daughter Date Days. 

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like some potato skins on game day and this recipe is pretty easy to make in bulk. The most time consuming part is scooping out the potato.

Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins

Potato Skins are one of those foods I loved to get when I was younger when we went out to eat.  I love the crispy texture of the skin of the potato and the salty combination of the bacon and cheese. I like to make these at home using the smaller size potatoes.  I start by rubbing the whole potatoes with olive oil and salt and then baking them in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Then, I let them cool to room temperature.

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Once they are cooled, I cut them in half and scoop out the pulp (which I save to make Sour Cream and Garlic Mashed Potatoes).  The potatoes can be baked ahead of time, cooled and stored in the refrigerator for a couple days until you’re ready to use them.  When you’re ready to assemble them, cook some bacon and chop it into pieces.

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The skins don’t take long to bake once you’ve assembled them.  It’s really a matter of warming the bacon and potato and melting the cheese. Since I like the skins to be crispier, I like to warm the potatoes on both sides for about 5-8 minutes.  This will help dry them out a little more before you put the fillings in them.

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Then, I add the shredded cheddar and the bacon pieces to the skins and bake them until the cheese is melted and the skins are warmed through.

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Don’t think potato skins are just for Game Day either.  They make a great side dish to some roasted vegetables and hamburgers.  Of course, the football fanatics in your life will totally love you if you put out a tray of these on Game Day!  These crispy pockets of potato will make their taste buds do an end zone dance.

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What Game Day favorites find their way on your family’s Game Day Buffet or Tailgate?

Thanks to Erica of The Crumby Cupcake and her love of Bacon, you’ll certainly be able to get your Bacon fix with this amazing list of recipes! 

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Ellen
August 14, 2016 at 8:25 am

A huge plate for me, please! These look so delicious.

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Tammi @ Momma's Meals
August 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

There is something to be said about a good stuffed tater! I never eat the skins when we have backed potatoes at home but growing up I loved ordering potato skins when we ate out too! I ate every last drop of those skins! Now I love making my own.

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Hezzi-D
August 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

Love potato skins! YUM!

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Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook
August 15, 2016 at 12:18 am

What fun! These potato skins are definitely perfect for football watching.

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Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
August 16, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Die hard Packer fan here! LOVE LOVE LOVE football season. Like my hubby and I are giddy when we hear Carrie blaring before game time 😉 Also love eats like this!! Def have to make.
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