Curt's Loaded Potato Skins

Sunday, November 8, 2009
I want to introduce another up and coming cook in our family, Curt. His specialty is game day pick foods and loves family gatherings, picnics and large functions to cook for a crowd. These are one of his all time favorites, so I wanted to share this recipe as it is just a great crowd pleas er. He is often asked to cook for his friends, since cooking is becoming one of his favorite hobbies. He usually has the table piled high with potato skins, wings, and loves his nachos and pizza. So Sunday's nights after the big traditional pasta afternoon lunch, he starts his appetizer medleys for the big game. We usually have a houseful of hungry friends joining us, so nothing goes to waste here.
Curts favorite appetizer is potato skins and he makes them crisp and loaded with a variety of
garnishes . I was so happy he agreed to post this, as this recipe is really easy and delicious.
The skins are loaded with bacon, sour cream and a medley of cheddar blended cheeses.
After they are fried, they are baked in the oven then smoothered in cheese immediately when taken out of the oven and the heat melts the cheese perfectly.
Then he loads them up with the sour cream and bacon.
They take about ten to twelve minutes to fry till golden.

You will need about a 5lb bag of scrubbed potatoes, sliced thick, about 1/2 inch.
1 quart of oil
2 cups of fiesta blend cheese shredded
1/2 cup crumbled bacon
1 container of sour cream
Fry sliced potatoes in several batches, in heated hot oil till brown, around 10 minutes.
Put into baking dish.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven top with shredded cheese and allow cheese to melt around five minutes.
Garnish with bacon crumbles and sour cream.
**Optional toppings, jalapeno peppers, black olives, chopped tomato.

Recipe developed by Curt Iffert for a guest on What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine
Thank you Curt for sharing your recipe with us!


  1. Go Curt! Potato skins are a weakness. I would pick them over anything chocolate ANY day!

  2. Go Curt! Potatoes are my weakness.

  3. Great job Curt! I love potato anything. These look great!

  4. That's awesome that your son likes to cook! Yeah, crispy potato skins ... I could eat them until I pop. Yum!

  5. congrats for curt and hid wonderful recipe!

  6. @janis
    @mother rimey
    @tasty trix
    @family cuisine
    Thank you all for the kind comments, I will pass on the votes and Curt thanks you also...

  7. yummm I love potato skins, these are great game day food especially for football!

  8. Yum!!! Pretty soon, he'll start his own blog too???? Love the presentation!

  9. Nice job, Curt! Love to see the whole family in a kitchen.

  10. Nice job! I'm stealing this and making them at my tailgate this weekend :)

  11. @jesse
    @dining with batali
    @no frills
    @skylar wolfe

    Curt is extremely grateful for all your fabulous comments, you are truly all inspiring him thank you!

  12. Awesome job, Curt! These look wonderful!

  13. The potato skins look tasty. Thanks for the great recipe.

  14. It has been AGES since I've had loaded skins. You just reminded me of what I've been missing. Yum.

  15. I could eat an entire plate of these! Nice job Curt!

  16. Oh wow, this is a must try recipe lol! Thanks for sharing.

  17. The excellent and duly answer.

  18. You are definitely right

  19. It is possible and necessary :) to discuss infinitely

  20. i just love potato skins! These look incredible. Making me hungry for some.

  21. I haven't had potato skins in ages. I'd forgotten all about them. They're so much fun because you can top them with almost anything! Thanks for the reminder. :)

  22. Can you make these using little red potatoes cut in half. ??

  23. Yes any type of potato red would work fine Curt said

  24. Potato skins are my go-to app when we eat out anywhere that has them. I can't believe I have never made my own - gotta try this!


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