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Potato Skins with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Categories: Entertaining, Finger Foods, Party Snacks, Quick to fix, Spicy, Vegetarian
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Potato skins with spicy tomato sauce are a classic favorite.

Prep Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 25M

Serves: Serves 8-10


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • small handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
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  1. Put the potatoes in the microwave, and cook on full power for 3-4 minutes until softened. (Alternatively, rub the potatoes with a little olive oil, and bake in a preheated 400°F (200°C) oven for about 1 hour, until soft when pierced with a knife.) Set aside until cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Once the potatoes are cool, quarter each one, and scoop out the flesh, leaving a thin layer of flesh in the skin to make a shell. Put the skins hollow-side up on a baking sheet, and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle over a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Mix together the tomatoes, cayenne, and parsley, and season with sea salt and black pepper. Spoon a little of the mixture into each potato skin. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the skins are golden and crispy. Top each of the potato skins with some sour cream and serve on a large plate.
  • To sour your own cream, add a squeeze of lemon juice to some light cream, and set aside for 10 minutes before using.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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