T.G.I. Friday's baked potato skins consist of crispy potato shells smothered in cheese and other toppings. These are served as an appetizer to guests of the restaurant. Create this dish at home using the copycat recipe featured on Food.com.
To make the copycat recipe for T.G.I. Friday's baked potato skins, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Wash 5 large potatoes, cut them in half and remove most of the potato from the halves, leaving a potato skin shell. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Brush the potato skin shells with melted butter and sprinkle seasoning salt over them. Bake the potato skin shells for approximately 15 to 20 minutes; the skins should be crisp but not hard.
While the potato skin shells are baking, fry enough strips of bacon to equal approximately 1/2 cup. Once the bacon cooks, allow it to cool and then crumble it into small pieces. Dice one green onion and set it aside for later use.
Once the skins cook, remove them from the oven and add 3/4 cups of shredded cheese to them. Sprinkle the fried bacon and onions over the cheese. Return the potato skins to the oven until the cheese melts. Serve the potato skins with sour cream or ranch dipping sauce.