Just in case you needed another excuse to eat potato skins, these Bacon and Eggs Potato Skins are here to help! Cheese, bacon, and eggs take classic breakfast ingredients to a new level in these convenient and party-perfect potato boats.
You can find detailed instructions on how to make the best potato skin shells here! It is my favorite technique as I found using baked potatoes were just too soft and difficult to work with. Plus my technique above is so much faster! The topping possibilities are endless! Now that I have a recipe for perfect potato skins, it is somewhat dangerous because they are so good!
Make the potato skin shells in advance for a quick and easy assembly! I like to throw them in a container and refrigerate them for when I am ready to finish them off. That way you can have these Bacon and Eggs Potato Skins ready to go in no time!
The eggs can be cooked to your desired doneness, just be sure to keep an eye on them as they can overcook quickly, and ovens vary! I found that in my oven the following times worked for each level of doneness:
- 10-12 minutes at 400F for Over Easy (runny yolk, runny white, but just starting to turn dark white)
- 12-14 minutes at 400F for Over Medium (runny yolk, cooked white)
- 15 minutes+ for Over Well (Cooked yolk, cooked white)
You can easily determine how “done” the egg is by poking the white and the yolk with your finger. A runny white or yolk will give way and move like liquid underneath. A cooked white or yolk will be firmer to touch. It is important to watch them if you want a desired doneness, because the exact size and shape of the egg/potato, as well as your oven, will all change these times!
These Bacon and Eggs Potato Skins may seem basic, but they have proven to be one of the more popular versions that I make. They are great for any time of day, especially the breakfast lovers. Serve these up for breakfast, brunch, game day, lunch, or as a snack. The hubby ate three of these for breakfast rather easily, so be prepared to make a lot!
What do you think would be a great filling for potato skins?
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