Cheesy Shrimp Potato Skins

For game day, make these delicious cheesy shrimp potato skins. Revamp your potato skins by adding in delicious shrimp...
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For game day, make these delicious cheesy shrimp potato skins. Revamp your potato skins by adding in delicious shrimp poppers. Everyone will come to watch football, but stay for the food. 

Ingredients

  • 1 twenty-eight ounce package Seapak Shrimp Poppers
  • 8 large potatoes
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Cup vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 Cups Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Cup sour cream, for garnish
  • 2 green onions, chopped, green parts only, for garnish

Directions

Bake Seapak® Shrimp Poppers according to package directions and keep warm.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

Pierce the potatoes with a fork and microwave on high until soft, approximately 15 minutes. Cut the potatoes in half vertically and scoop the inside out of all twelve pieces leaving a 1/4-inch thickness of the potato inside the skin creating a potato shell (save the inside of the potatoes for another use). Lightly salt and pepper the skins.

In a large saute pan, heat the oil to 360 degrees F. Place the potato shells face down in the oil and fry for 5 minutes each. Remove to drain on paper towels.

Place the potato shells on the parchment paper lined baking tray. Fill each potato shell with a thin layer of cheese. Top with shrimp, bacon and more cheese. Bake just until the cheese has melted, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onions.

 

 

 

 

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.