Sunday, May 17, 2020

MONDAY RECIPE POST - TWICE-BAKED POTATO


You can try all kinds of fancy fillings for this type of baked potato, but on this particular occasion we wanted something plain, not fancy.  I found the recipe here.

Twice-Baked Potatoes by Makinze Gore

Servings: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours

6 large russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Kosher Salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
2 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Pat potatoes completely dry with paper towels.

Polk potatoes all over with a fork, then rub with oil and sprinkle with salt.

Place potatoes on oven rack and bake until potatoes are pierced easily with a fork.  Mine always take about 1 hour and 15 minutes for our preference, but check after about an hour for yourself.  

Place on a large baking sheet and let cool until you can handle them easily without burning yourself.  Cut a thin layer off the top of each potato lengthwise.   

Scoop out the insides of each potato leaving about a half-inch border.  

Place the insides of the potato in a large bowl.  (You can put the tops of the potato and roast them on the tray for a snack.)  

Add butter, milk and sour cream, and mash with a potato masher until the butter is melted. Mash until everything is combined and you have your desired consistency.  Next, fold in the cheese and the green onions until those are mixed in.  Season with salt and pepper.

Fill the potato shells with the potato mixture, and place on a large baking sheet.  When evenly divided between the potatoes, put grated cheese on each one.

Bake until cheese is melted and it all looks golden brown and crispy, about 15 minutes.

You can garnish with more sliced green onions.

This is one of our favorite ways to fix potato.  It makes a meal on its own or you can serve it with your favorite salad, or meat and veg.
~~~~~~~
I don't bother oiling the potato or sprinkling with salt the first time I put them in the oven.
We didn’t have the green onion but had everything else and it was a winner. 
Great for fixing extras and putting in the freezer for another day. 
~~~~~~~





30 comments:

  1. YUM! I am copying and printing this and making it!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Only I have changed the name to Denise's Twice Baked Potatoes

    ReplyDelete
  3. Definitely a meal in itself - and no, I neve oil or salt potatoes I am baking either. But then I don't add salt to anything.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have often made a meal out of a potato EC, just baked in the oven with nothing on it but a little butter. This one is definitely my favorite though but it's close :) Yes, I try to keep oil and salt to the bare minimum. Thank you :)

      Delete
  4. The humble potato is often underrated yet can accompany just about anything. It looks so tasty the way you have decorated it! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I couldn't agree more, so versatile. A little bit of cheese, a little browning, looks really pretty. Thanks Penelope :)

      Delete
  5. Hello, Denise

    This recipe sounds delicious, looks good too. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've never made twice backed potatoes, I may have to try them

    ReplyDelete
  7. I see a new word in a comment. Yummmmo! sounds delish to me..

    ReplyDelete
  8. Delicious, I may have made them a very long time ago.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Christine, I go through phases with this recipe, but love them when I make them, and then freeze them. I also have a recipe where you can mix a little chopped spinach with the potato, a nice little bit of extra nutrition :)

      Delete
  9. I have made this recipe a few times just recently and we have both really enjoyed it. Also nice with fried lardons added to the topping. Keep well, Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds delicious Diane, I will try that next time. You keep well also :)

      Delete
  10. And wouldn't you know, Denise, that I read this post before having lunch today, but alas no potatoes in the house so no danger of being led astray before dinner. I will enjoy through this post and no calories were gained as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah well Diane, maybe you can get baking potatoes on your next shopping trip :)

      Delete
  11. Sounds great Denise. Hubby likes the occasional baked potato when we (used to) eat out but I'd never thought about re-creating it. Really love the recipe you've shown... as luck would have it, I'd put sour cream on the shopping list this morning and am ready to cook! Thank you, and have a great week 😊🌹💖

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Sue, I hope you enjoy it :) I have bought potatoes and will be doing another batch in the next couple of days :)

      Delete

I thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I enjoy reading them very much and always try to return a visit. As I do monitor comments it may take a while for them to appear, even quite late depending on what is going on and how much time I am able to spend on the computer.

I appreciate all who look at my blog, but I am unable to publish businesses or anonymous visitors.