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Subject: TGIF's Potato Skins ? 
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Ken <Kennyb[at]provide.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 19:10:10 -0500
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How do they make them does anybody know ?  Those things are great. I would
like to have this recipe or one similar to it. Please help. Thanks in
advance.

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From: nancree[at]aol.com (Nancree)
Date: 05 Feb 2000 02:59:37 GMT
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They carry TGIF Potato Skins at Costco, frozen in a bag.  Very good.
They are just potatoes,baked, and most of the potato pulp scooped out, with
enough left to form a "holder" for a spoonful of the removed potato, mashed, 
plus  the cheese and bacon bits .  

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 07:07:05 -0600
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I don't go to a lot of restaurants, so I've never had TGIF's potato skins.
But potato skins aren't a mystery.  Get some baking potatoes, bake them
until they are crispy on the outside.  Let them cool.  Slice them so you
have 'skins' (that is, the top and the bottom lengthwise half of the
potato).  Save the rest to make mashed potatoes or potato pancakes... yum!
Top the skins with whatever you like; cheese, crumbled bacon, minced green
onion.  Then place them under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the
cheese.  Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

I remember nearly 20 years ago having potato skins for lunch (it was *not*
an appetizer) which were topped with a wonderful beef burgundy.  I liked it
so much I went home and duplicated the recipe.  Can't seem to find the
recipe now, but I'll bet I could do it again (grin).

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From: Nancy Young <qwerty[at]mail.monmouth.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2000 09:49:15 -0500
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Years ago, I was amazed to see them on the menu at some restaurant ...
I was out on a lunch date with a guy I wanted to impress.  I finally
said, would you think I was crazy if I ordered potato skins for lunch?
Sure, whatever you want ... but ... potato skins??  They were very good,
after that, he ordered them.  They weren't very common then.  Then I 
went to a fancy schmancy wedding and a waiter in a tuxedo offered me
one, so I lost my potato skin-embarrassment after that.  Couple times
a year, I have potato skins for lunch.

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From: Anna <anna[at]gfree.net>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 18:34:26 -0500
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>They carry TGIF Potato Skins at Costco, frozen in a bag.  Very good.

You can also find them at Sam's club. They are $7.99. I just bought them last
week.

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From: josyqwen[at]aol.com (Josyqwen)
Date: 05 Feb 2000 06:41:57 GMT
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tell me abut them

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From: vinro[at]webtv.net (wheel man)
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 08:34:50 -0500 (EST)
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As Tip O'Neil, former Speaker Of The House, once said: "When I was a kid
we used to throw them out with the rubbish." 
When  I was a kid, I often used to eat the potato, skin and all. Not
everyone liked to eat the skin.
But paying money for them at a restaurant? That I have never done. Nor
do I intend to do it. They are better fed to pigs and other food
animals. 
But, to each his/her own.

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From: Jill McQuown <jmcquown[at]bellsouth.net>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 14:04:42 -0600
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wheel man wrote:
>As Tip O'Neil, former Speaker Of The House, once said: "When I was a kid
>we used to throw them out with the rubbish."

What did Tip know about cooking?  The skins are great!  Waste not, want not
:-)

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From: skatty05[at]aol.com (Skatty05)
Date: 11 Feb 2000 11:49:23 GMT
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Bake the potato

Let it cool

cut in half, scoop out a lot of the pulp

Deep fry the skins until they are golden on the inside

Mix together fried, chopped bacon (we like Decker), grated cheddar and green
onions.

Fill skins with mixture 

Bake at 350 or so until cheese melts.

Salt to taste and dip in sour cream


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