Let’s Smash and Load Baby!
Superbowl is around the corner so it’s time to man-up on game time appetizer recipes. In addition to our Sticky Asian Oven Baked Chicken Wings and French Baguette Stuffed with Hot Onion Dip, we’ll be serving these Loaded Pulled Pork Potato Skins featuring our killer Carnitas recipe!
We love any and all potato recipes. Baked? Love it. Mashed? Favorite. Grilled? Yes, please. With that said, none of them quite compare to these Loaded Pulled Pork Potato Skins. They’re easy to make, soft and loaded with all the good stuff in life.
If you’re watching your caloric intake, and looking for healthy potato skins, you can swap the taters for sweet potatoes and the sour cream for greek yogurt, but that’s not how we roll on game day. We go where our heart takes us. Like Leonardo DiCaprio in the Titanic. His heart will go on Celine Dion- style, but our hearts needs the good stuff.
Pulled Pork Potato Skins
For a hands off approach, stick the potatoes in a crockpot with a cup of water and cook on high for 2-3 hours. You’ll end up with soft potatoes, ready to smash and load.
Good barbecue sauce is key here. Our go-to sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s, but any barbecue sauce without the fake heavy sugar taste works well.
If you’re bacon obsessed add a few crumbles to the top. We can’t disagree with this move. Quite the opposite in fact. Like cheese? Add gorgonzola or another cheese that pairs well with pulled pork
- 1 Batch of Carnitas
- 4-5 Lb. Petite Potatoes (New Potatoes)
- 1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce
- Sour Cream (to Taste)
- Green Onions (To Taste)
- Fill a large stockpot with water and add the potatoes. Turn the heat to high and wait for the water to boil.
- Once boiling, turning the timer on to 18 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and place them on a paper towel to dry.
- Once dried, gently smash each potato with the back of a spoon until a flat surface is created.
- In a large bowl, add the barbecue sauce to the carnitas and stir until every piece of meat is covered in sauce.
- Top each smashed potato with the barbecue carnitas, sour cream and green onions.
- Enjoy immediately!
FOODIE AND WINE DRINK PAIRING RECOMMENDATIONS:
Wine-Rosé, Petite Syrah (chilled)
Beer- American Pale Ale (Sierra Nevada)
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