Sunday, January 17, 2010

LOADED Potato Skins

Everyone loves those potato skins you get at TGI Friday's. I came up with this recipe because I was bored with potato options and wanted to make a fun dinner that also was really good for you. Once again, I employ a bunch of cheating techniques and a bunch of food processing. Check it out...

Ingredients:
Pork Chops
Potatoes
Chives
Feta Cheese (fat free)
rosemary
Adobo
Sazon

Clean your potatoes and then poke holes in them. Stick them in the microwave for 10 min and turn over after about 5 min (be careful because they will be hot!). In the meantime, season the pork chops with adobo and sazon and saute them until browned and cooked through. Remove the bone (if present) either after cooking or before. Put the meat in a food processor and chop until you get small chunks.

When the potatoes are done cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the innards leaving a thin layer of potato meat. You can discard the inside if you want but I saved it for a special treat. Mix the pork chop meat with chives rosemary and feta cheese. Scoop the meat mix into the potatoes. Place the potato skins into a preheated oven at 450F for about 10 min. This is to ensure that the skins are crispy. You can cook them for longer if they aren't crispy enough.

Now with the left over potato meat, put a little bit of olive oil (like 1 tablespoon), chives, rosemary, and feta in the potatoes and mash it up mixing evenly. Scoop the potatoes into balls about 2in in diameter and heat on the stove-top in the pan you made the pork chops. Brown the outer layer of each ball (you can probably fit about 6 or more in the pan) on all sides and remove from heat, about 1 min a side on high heat.

Serve your skins and mashed browned taters side by side. I thought this was a creative and fun way to use all your materials and eat healthy at the same time. I liked the flavor of the potato skins concoction over the typical cheddar and bacon loaded skins you typically see. It is a pretty healthy alternative or a fancy take on a classic favorite.

2 comments:

Mom said...

Sounds delicious, I'll have to make this and let you know how they came out

Dad said...

Hmmmmmm, that does sound pretty good....

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