Potato skins

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Potato skins
Potato skins arranged on a plate as an appetizer.jpg
Potato skins accompanied by dipping sauces, presented as an appetizer.
Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsPotato, cheddar cheese, bacon

Potato skins are a snack food or appetizer made of unpeeled potato halves, hollowed and dressed with bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions. They are commonly found on the menus of casual dining restaurants such as T.G.I. Friday's, which is known for serving them.[1] While commonly eaten in restaurants, these snacks are also commonly made at home.


As an appetizer in restaurants, potato skins have been around since approximately the 1970s and documented making them as early as 1974. Many restaurants such as TGI Fridays, Prime Rib Restaurant and R.J. Grunts of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises have claims to be a part of the pioneer list of the first restaurants to serve potato skins.[2]

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  1. ^ "Appetizers". Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  2. ^ Odiorne, Don. "History of Potato Skins on the Menu". Idaho Potato Commission. Retrieved 30 April 2017.