Pulled Pork Potato Skin
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Serves: 5
A great new take on a classic potato skin by adding some southern BBQ favorites.
  • 5 whole Russet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups of cooked pulled pork
  • 1 cup of coleslaw
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Place them under the broiler for 8-10 minutes until the insides get a bit crispy from the melted butter.
  6. Next, add pulled pork, piling it a bit high into each skin.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
Recipe by Simple Comfort Food at http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2012/09/17/pulled-pork-potato-skin/