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Crisp Potato Skins

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 1 hour
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Adjust oven racks to highest and middle positions. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pierce each potato 8 times with a fork. Place directly on middle oven rack, and bake until tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Cut each potato in half lengthwise, and use a small spoon to scoop out insides, leaving about 1/4-inch shell all around. Reserve insides for salmon cakes with sorrel sauce. Slice each potato shell in half again lengthwise to make 16 wedges, and place them on a baking sheet.

  3. Step 3

    Combine oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, and brush on all sides of potato wedges. Bake on highest rack until crisp and edges are golden, about 20 minutes. Season with salt.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2008

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Reviews (1)

  • eurochica 18 Mar, 2010

    This is perfect for baked fries that don't come out soggy.