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Texmex Style US Potato Skins

Texmex Style US Potato Skin

Texmex Style US Potato Skin by dietitician Indra Balaratnam
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword potato
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 283kcal
Author Indra Balaratnam
Cost RM10


  • 1 Microwave
  • 1 Oven


  • 2 U.S. Potato, medium-sized scrub the skin and pat dry
  • 50 g Red onion
  • 1 Jalapeño chilli pepper seeded and minced
  • 30 g Cherry tomatoes diced
  • cup Canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • cup Corn kernels frozen
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 4 tbsp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 tbsp Sour cream fat-free
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion finely chopped


  • Prick 2 medium US Russet Potatoes and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Check for doneness by gently squeezing them. They should be soft to the touch.
    2 U.S. Potato, medium-sized
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Set the potatoes flesh aside for later. Place potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Broil for 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and jalapeno and cook for 3 minutes.
    50 g Red onion, 1 Jalapeño chilli pepper
  • Add the chopped cherry tomatoes, black beans, corn and cumin and cook for 5 more minutes.
    30 g Cherry tomatoes, ⅓ cup Canned black beans, ⅓ cup Corn kernels, 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • Mix the cooked bean and corn mixture to the potato flesh. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1 tsp Salt, 1 tsp Black pepper
  • Remove potatoes from oven, using tongs to carefully flip over. Pack each potato skin with the bean and US Russet potato mixture. Top with shredded cheese, dividing evenly.
    4 tbsp Cheddar cheese
  • Return the potatoes into the oven and grill for about 4 minutes, or until the cheese melts slightly. Cool them down for 10 minutes. Top each with a tablespoon of fat-free sour cream and sprinkle with finely chopped spring onion.
    4 tbsp Sour cream, 1 tbsp Spring onion