Recipes

Pigskins

by Tucker Blagden 10:58 AM, January 26, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired January 27, 2017

Serves 6-8

“Stir up a batch of Fiery Good Del's Lemonade to drink while cooking: Just add hot sauce to Del's Lemonade for a kick. It's a nice sweet/spicy mix.”

Ingredients

4 or 5 baking potatoes
About 1/2 cup
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup sugar
1 or 2 eggs (optional)
1 pound spicy pork sausages
1 package bacon or 1 pound pre-cooked bacon bits
1/3 pound deli-sliced ham
1/3 pound sliced prosciutto
1 pound shredded cheese, such as cheddar jack
1 bunch scallions
1 container sour cream
1 jar salsa

Preparation

Bake or microwave potatoes until tender. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out almost all of the potato into a bowl.
 
Add milk, butter, salt and sugar to the bowl and mash. Since the mashed potatoes are the glue, we usually also throw an egg or two in there for good measure. Set aside.
 
Remove the casings from the spicy sausage and brown the meat in a skillet. Cook bacon, if using, in another skillet until crispy.
 
These can be made two ways: In a cast-iron pan or buttered/sprayed casserole dish, or in a greased cupcake pan for individual serving sizes. To assemble, place potato skins down in dish then fill with a layer of sausage, a very thin layer of mashed potatoes, a thin layer of cheese, a slice of ham, a very thin layer of mashed potatoes, a thin layer of cheese, a slice of prosciutto, a very thin layer of mashed potatoes, some bacon and top with cheese.
 
If using a cast-iron pan, you can throw it directly on a grill or transfer to a 400°F oven. Cook 20-30 minutes until bubbly and brown.
 
Top with diced scallions, sour cream and salsa if desired, and serve.

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