Crispy Potato Skins


"Healthy" does not have to mean "blah!" The award-winning chefs at Pritikin are masters at showing people how delicious healthy eating can be.

Complex carbohydrates sources such as whole grains, potatoes, yams, and beans are super stars for our health because they deliver fiber as well as mega amounts of other nutrients. The Pritikin Eating Plan suggests at least 5 servings daily. Start with this delish recipe.
Crispy Potato Skins
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One crispy (or rather, greasy) potato skin at a restaurant is often 400 calories and more (and who stops at just one?) These yummy Pritikin-style Crispy Potato Skins are only about 120 calories - for 4 skins!
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Servings: Yields 16 potato skins Units:
Servings: Yields 16 potato skins Units:
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. If not using Pritikin All-Purpose Seasoning, prepare Homemade Seasoning Mix and set aside.
  3. Slice each potato into quarters lengthwise. Holding knife parallel to cutting board, remove most of flesh from skin, leaving about ¼-inch of flesh.
  4. Place potato skins in large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil and cook until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove skins from water and drain well.
  5. Lightly mist nonstick baking pan with canola oil cooking spray.
  6. Place potatoes in a single layer, flesh side up, on baking pan. Sprinkle potato skins with seasoning mixture.
  7. Roast potato skins in oven until crisp and golden, 30 to 45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy these very healthy Crispy Potato Skins alone, or dip them in fat-free sour cream, low-sodium salsa, or your favorite Pritikin salad dressing.

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