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Date: Thu, 07 May 1998 04:17:19 -0700
From: The Bilinski Family (twix@sover.net)

Crispy Potato Skin Snacks

4   (8oz) baking potatoes
1.5 T chili powder
2   t paprika
1   t gr. cumin
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t dried oregano
1/4 t salt
1/4 t ground red pepper
      butter-flavored vegetable cooking spray
1/2   c (2oz) finely shredded fatfree sharp cheddar cheese

Scrub potatoes; prick each several times with a fork.  Bake at 400 for
45 minutes or until done.

Combine chili powder and next 7 ingredients, stirring well; set aside.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise.  Carefully scoop out pulp, leaving
1/4-inch-thick shells.  Reserve potato pulp for another use.  Cut each
potato shell into 4 wedges.  Coat wedges with cooking spray; sprinkle
evenly with chili powder and cheese.  Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or
until crisp.  Store in an airtight container.  Yeild 32 snacks (21
calories each).

BTW, we always eat potato skins and have never had any ill effects. 
Lots of good fiber there.  I do try to buy organic, however.  Perhaps
your concern is when there is green under the skin.  That is solanin(sp)
and the potato should be peeled before eating.  They get that from being
exposed to light, either in growing or storing, so keep them in a cool,
dark place.

kwlacto lacto