Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gluten Free Appetizers: Potato Skin Sliders

Thanks for indulging me on my sappy post! Sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due!

But back to the food!

If you’ve been following this blog for long, then you know that on Christmas Eve, my family has an Eve Party where we celebrate with each other and the menu consists entirely of snackies!

snackies – a noun; tiny bites and appetizers; extremely delicious, not always healthy

There are a few snackie stand-bys that are always on the menu: sausage balls, green punch, and chips with dip. But each year we also always make some new items. Some new dish that we’ve discovered earlier in the year.

Two mornings ago, I had a great idea! It started with one thought: Potato Skins. I love potato skins! (I love potatoes) But potato skins can be heavy, and heavy isn’t good when you’re faced with an entire table of snackies. So, how could I recreate the flavor but without all the heft?

Sliders!

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Potato Skin Sliders

Tiny bites that pack a delicious punch! Easy to make, and naturally gluten free!

You’ll need:

Russet Potatoes

Shredded Sharp Cheddar

0% fat Greek Yogurt

Crumbled Bacon

Olive Oil – Salt and Pepper

*Optional- sliced scallions, sautéed mushrooms

To make, start by washing your russets and then slice into thin coins:

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and toss in a bowl with olive oil and salt & pepper to coat.

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Once coated, lay out your potato coins in a single layer on your cooling rack/baking sheet hybrid. Haven’t made a hybrid yet? That’s ok, you’ll just have to flip the potatoes halfway through cooking.

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The great thing about the hybrid is that the heat gets to it from both sides, making them nice and crisp without all the worry of flipping!

Bake 20 minutes or until the potato is cooked through and the edges are crispy.

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Top with shredded cheddar cheese:

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and pop back in the oven until the cheese melts.

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In a small sandwich bag, spoon in your fat free Greek Yogurt, this is going to be your piping bag!

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Pipe a pillow of yogurt onto each potato, and top with crispy bacon bits.

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Voila!

At that point, you can top with scallions or sautéed mushrooms instead of bacon. Top with whatever flavors you like!

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Easy to make and quick to go, these are sure to be a hit on Christmas Eve!

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And actually, they’d be REALLY good for a Super Bowl party too!