I think "skins" - as in, potato skins - are a PNW invention. (Specifically, the Rio Cafe.)
Scrape the contents out of a potato and make boring white mashed potatoes with them.
Take the skin of the potato and lightly oil it, put it on a baking sheet, sprinkle shredded cheese and salt and pepper on it, bake it at 425 until its crispy, put them in a basket, and serve with what nowadays would be called "aioli", and pico de gallo.
YOM YOM YOM.