Are you looking for some pigskin playoff food or gearing up for the Super Bowl? I’m always looking for an excuse to celebrate anything with a potato and Food Network Magazine (FNM) came up with 32 potato skins toppings to match each NFL team which makes watching football a little more palatable for me!
We noshed on potato skins loaded up with toppings for the teams for some of last weekend’s playoff games.
I cut each potato in 4 football-appropriatequarters :) instead of the traditional half and for multiple potato skin sampling.
Brush your potatoes, skins and cut sides, with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, then bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes until done. Scoop out your pulp leaving 1/4 of inch of potato and skin and set aside pulp for another use. Brush more olive oil or melted butter on the inside of your potato quarter and sprinkle with some shredded cheese of your choice and return to the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and for a cheesy skin layer and base for your toppings.
Dallas Cowboys: Texas Chili Potato Skins, chili, grated cheddar chopped onion, (I used chives instead) sour cream and hot sauce.
And I highly recommend New England Patriots Maple Bacon Potato Skins, with the unlikely match up of apple butter and maple bacon on cheesy skins.
Instead of following FNM’s play on Carolina Panthers Country Ham Potato Skins with ham salad, chopped parsley and minced pickles on cheesy skins, I called an audible and we topped our Panther potato skins with pulled pork, a drizzle of barbecue sauce and jalapenos. . .which might explain the Panther’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. . .
or not :)
Seattle Seahawks Pacific Salmon Potato Skins are topped with flaked grilled salmon. We added some sour cream and a little dill and chives instead of the FNM’s addition of wild mushrooms.
While the Seahawks defeated the Panthers in the playoffs, the Panther potato skins were the fan favorite and declared the winner!
You can find the full line up of NFL potato skins from Food Network, here. Top your potato skins with flavorful sour cream laces and fun football party picks! I found the football party picks at Party City.