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Pulled pork is one of those recipes that everyone in my family will eat. There will never be an argument if everyone knows that we are having pulled pork sandwiches, or tacos for that matter. My kids get even more excited if they know we are having pulled pork on some Asian steamed buns, heck I am as equally excited about that. I will probably make pulled pork with some variation of spice and injection at least once a month, and it is not often the case that I have any pulled pork left over. This past week was an exception and as I do not let much go to waste, especially with pulled pork, I decided to make something different with it.
I’ve made a couple of creative recipes in the past with leftover pulled pork, such as these pulled pork hushpuppuies and this BBQ spaghetti, but I knew that when I created these potato skins, that they would in fact be a real winner.
These pulled pork potato skins were nothing short of amazing, and if you love pulled pork, and the elements of a good BBQ meal, then these will be right up your alley. Did I mention how awesome these would be to serve during your football game party as well?
Let’s get started.
Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Poke the top of each potato with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 1 hour. Once cooked, remove from the baking sheet, and place on a plate to let cool for about 15 minutes.
Once your potatoes are cooled, use a sharp bread knife and you will cut lengthwise, into three segments of one potato, long slices. So each potato will yield two skins, right? Discard the middle slice and reuse for breakfast the following morning, or heck for that matter, add some butter, salt, and cream, and make some rustic mashed potatoes.
Continue this cutting process with the rest of the potatoes. You should then have 10 skins. With a small spoon, being careful, scoop out about 70 percent of the potato, as you still want some potato in your boat.
Next, melt your butter in the microwave. Get your broiler heated to high. Brush the butter on the inside and outside of each potato skin and place them back onto the baking sheet. Season the inside of each skin with salt and pepper.
Place them under the broiler for 8-10 minutes until the insides get a bit crispy from the melted butter.
Next, add pulled pork, piling it a bit high into each skin.
Place them back in the oven and cook for about 4 more minutes, just to crisp up the pork and warm it all of the way through.
Remove them from the oven, and top each one with coleslaw. Drizzle barbecue sauce over each one. Take a picture. Just kidding, I do that part. What I meant to say was dig in. Tell me these things are beautiful. Present these potato skins during game day and I am sure you will be the greatest host ever! These have got southern BBQ written all over it and I guarantee your guests will want more than one. Hope you enjoy.