Jonathan said with delight, “This is a great appetizer.  Put it in the book!” A man named Arthur commented on my blog: “You have changed my low-carb world. I never even thought I could have the skins from potatoes!” The carbs are quite acceptable for us on our low-carb diet, but you will no doubt get some raised eyebrows."  LOL  Now you won't feel deprived.  Mash the potatoes for your friends or make potato salad, but I'm betting your friends will be reaching for your treat!   I would not make these super often, but when your friends are enjoying fries or potatoes...you can have these...and watch them reach for YOUR treat! ;)

Loaded Potato Skin Fries - This is a suggestion to make them even more fun without adding much in the way of carbs.  Make the scalloped potatoes for the family and and make this treat for yourself - watch their envious looks!  I'm sure you will share.

3 lbs potatoes (1.5 kg)
  (approx. 13 oz (368 g) potato skins)
1/4  cup olive oil (60 mL)
1 tsp seasoning salt (5 mL)
1/4  tsp paprika (1 mL)
1 green onion, chopped (optional)
11/2  cups Monterey JackOR (375 mL)
  Cheddar cheese

Peel potato skins in thin strips.  Set peel aside. 

In large bowl, combine olive oil, seasoning salt and paprika.  Add potato skins and toss in seasoned oil to coat well.  Lay out in single layer on cookie sheets.  Bake in 425°F (220°C) oven 15 to 30 minutes, checking every 5 minutes after the 15 minutes have elapsed to remove crisp, golden potato skins.

Once all potato skins are baked to perfection, lay them out once again on cookie sheets and sprinkle with green onion and Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese.  Bake 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Helpful Hints:  These may also be served with a meal in lieu of potatoes or French Fries.  Use peeled potatoes to make a scalloped potato casserole or mashed potatoes for family members or friends or a neighbor not on a low-carb diet.

Yield:  6 servings
1 serving
235.9 calories
9.0 g protein
19.0 g fat
6.0 g carbs

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