With NFL playoffs this weekend, I thought it would be a good day to share a great game-day app. It’s one of the easiest appetizers I have ever made. You can prep most of the ingredients ahead of time which makes them perfect for parties. Pop them in the oven when your guests arrive and in 30 minutes you’ll have a great snack ready. to eat I actually made these one Christmas Eve and my family really liked them. Be warned – jalapenos can be very hot, so be mindful of the seeds. Heat is not for everyone. These so easy that you don’t really need to follow a recipe. Here is super easy spin on loaded potato skins!
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Spicy Potato Skin Bites
4 Medium Size potatoes
4 Jalapeno Peppers
1-1.5 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4-5 Slices of Nitrate Free Bacon
Directions – The Prep
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice potatoes into rounds about 1/2 inch thick and place on baking sheet (note: do not slice potatoes ahead of time because they will turn brown (similar to an apple). I made this mistake and had to cut up more potatoes).
Slice japalenos into small rounds (keeping or discarding as many of the seeds as you like – the seeds hold the heat).
Use a kitchen scissor to cut the bacon into small bite sized pieces
Directions – The Assembly
Using a basting brush, VERY lightly spread olive oil on the top of each potato (the bacon will release oils). You just need enough oil to help the salt and pepper stick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper,
Place 1-2 jalapeno and bacon slices along with shredded cheddar on each potato.
Bake for about 30 minutes then top with fresh scallions.