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Recipe: Crispy potato skins

Updated: 11-01-2007

Dietitian's tip: You can use any number of herbs or spices to season the potato skins. Try fresh basil, chives, dill, garlic, cayenne pepper, caraway seed, tarragon or thyme.

Ingredients

Serves: 2

2 medium russet potatoes
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Wash the potatoes and pierce with a fork. Place in the oven and bake until the skins are crisp, about 1 hour.

Carefully — potatoes will be very hot — cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the pulp, leaving about 1/8 inch of the potato flesh attached to the skin. Save the pulp for another use.

Spray the inside of each potato skin with butter-flavored cooking spray. Press in the rosemary and pepper. Return the skins to the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 114
  • Total carbohydrate: 27 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 12 mg
  • Total fat: 0 g
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