Friday, February 5, 2010

Saints and Colts Potato Skins

TV Food Network Magazine designed a potato topper for each NFL team. Each recipe uses key ingredients, flavors from that teams region. You can find your home team potato skin on their site : I've added the recipes for this year's Super Bowl Teams and think they will make a great addition to your party.

How to Make Classic Potato Skins:
Pierce 4 large russet potatoes with a fork. Bake directly on the oven rack at 350 degrees until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool, then quarter lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Brush both sides with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Bake, skin-side up, at 450 degrees until crisp, about 15 minutes. Add your favorite team toppings. (For cheesy skins, flip the baked shells over before topping, sprinkle with 1 cup grated cheddar cheese and bake an extra 5 minutes.)

Muffuletta Potato Skins (New Orleans Saints)

Toppings: Assorted sliced Italian deli meats, provolone, olive salad and sliced pepperoncini

Fried Pork Potato Skins ( Indianapolis Colts)

Toppings: Mayonnaise mixed with mustard and hot sauce, sliced fried pork cutlets, chopped tomato and diced red onion