Appetizers and Snacks

Potato Skins with Skordalia

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 234kcal
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Potato Skins with Skordalia


  • 6 Wisconsin russet potatoes
  • 1 cup divided olive oil
  • 10 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar to taste
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • water


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Scrub the potatoes and pat them dry with a towel. Rub them with olive oil. Bake potatoes in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, until the skin is crisp and potatoes are cooked through. Let potatoes cool until they can be comfortably touched.
  • Halve the potatoes lengthwise, and scoop out the flesh, reserving it for the skordalia sauce.
  • Cut the potato shells lengthwise into 6 strips and arrange them on a baking sheet. Brush the skins with more oil and sprinkle them lightly with salt and pepper. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until skins are crisp.
  • In a food processor, pulse the almonds with the garlic until minced. Add the potato flesh and pulse until combined. Add the olive oil in a steady stream while the processor is running. Add the lemon juice and vinegar and pulse until blended. Add water as needed to make the sauce a smooth consistency for dipping potato skins.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Calories |234kcalCarbohydrates |10gProtein |9gFat |20gSaturated Fat |1gPolyunsaturated Fat |5gMonounsaturated Fat |12gTrans Fat |1gSodium |1mgPotassium |298mgFiber |5gSugar |2gVitamin A |1IUVitamin C |2mgCalcium |113mgIron |2mg