Whip up these guacamole potato skins for game day.
Are you ready for game day? If you’re looking for a delicious snack that is easy to make and will satisfy everyone sitting around your TV this game day, then look no further. Below is a recipe for guacamole potato skins that are perfect for Super Bowl snacking and are easy to create!
- 5-6 small Russet potatoes, about 3″ long
- Salt + pepper
- 3 ripe avocados, halved, seeded, and flesh scooped out
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 green onions, sliced thin
- 1 jalapeño, sliced thin, optional, for garnish
- fresh cilantro, chopped, optional, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400ºF. Wash potatoes well and pierce all over with fork. Place potatoes directly on middle oven rack and bake until skins are crisp and a knife or fork pierces the potatoes easily, about 50 minutes. Meanwhile, make guacamole.
- In a large bowl combine the avocado flesh and lime juice and toss to coat. Drain the lime juice off and reserve in a small bowl. Add smoked paprika, salt, cumin, and cayenne and mash with a potato masher, leaving some chunks for texture. Fold in the onions, jalapeño, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and 1 tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Set aside while you finish the potatoes.
- Once the potatoes are ready, remove and let cool about 10 minutes on a wire rack, or until the potatoes can be handled. Set oven to broil.
- Slice each potato in half, lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/4″ of the flesh intact. Reserve the potato flesh for another use. Place potato halves skin-side up on a baking sheet and broil until the skins begin to brown and crisp, about 2 – 3 minutes (watch carefully so they don’t burn!). Flip skins over and broil another 2 – 3 minutes, or until beginning to brown and crisp.
- Remove potato skins from oven and place on serving platter. Spoon dollops of guacamole on the potato skins and garnish with sliced green onions, sliced jalapeños, and chopped cilantro.
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