A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 09, 2007
Mexi-Skins (potato skins)

"Mexi-Skins” is a Tex-Mex dish of potato skins with cheese and perhaps jalapeños or salsa or sour cream added. Various recipes differ. The exact origin of the dish is unknown, but it was probably invented in the 1980s or 1990s.

8 lg. potatoes, baked and halved
1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 c. sliced ripe olives
1/4 c. thinly sliced green onion
1 c. any favorite Salsa
1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 c. diced tomato
1/2 c. Nacho Sliced Jalapenos
1 c. guacamole

Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Scoop centers from potatoes, leaving 1/4 inch thick shells. Fill shells equally with cheeses, tomato, olives, Jalapenos and onion. Bake 5 minutes. Spoon guacamole and Salsa over each. Makes 16 appetizer servings.

Guidelive.com (Dallas-Fort Worth)
Manny’s Tex-Mex Restaurant
7210 W Main St
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: 972-377-6765
“Mexi skins,” potato skins plumped with taco meat and cheese, sounded interesting, but we were already starting to fill up.

Bebop Sports Bar & Grill (Blaine, MN)
Potato skins stuffed with spiced beef and melted mixed cheese.  Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and green onions.  Served with salsa and sour cream.  Full order...$7.49 ~ Half Order...$5.49

Greenhouse Restaurant (Philipsburg, St. Maarten)
Mexi Skins
Our famous potato skins loaded up with your choice of beef, chicken, or black beans with jack cheddar cheese and served with sour cream and salsa ... $9.95

Gardunos Restaurants (AZ, NM, NV)
Crispy fried potato boats filled with seasoned ground beef, cheddar and Jack cheeses, topped with a jalapeño. Served with sides sour cream and chile con queso. Add guacamole for 1.25.

Gringo’s (North Adams, Ma)
MEXI SKINS - Golden brown potato skins topped with Colby & Jack cheese.
Additional toppings Beef, Chicken, Chili, Jalapeno. Broccoli, Bacon, Bean or Bean Dip 1.25 ea

Clears Club Seat Grille (Cleveland, OH)
Introduced to us by a lady friend in Tijuana. Topped with chili, cheese, and jalapenos. P.S. We want our change back. 

Pedro O’Hara’s (Brunswick, ME)
Stuffed Mexiskins ~ potato scoops loaded with spicy chicken, cheese, tomatoes, scallions and sour cream. (it’s muy Bueno!) $7.50

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, February 09, 2007 • Permalink