Friday, October 16, 2015

Twice Baked Potatoes

It's been awhile since I have blogged. I don't know what happened why I stopped or got overwhelmed. I'm coming back with my usual, I see something-I make it-then blog about it. I need to get back into my groove. 

What better recipe to come back with than a twice baked potato! These were a hit with my family. I actually just wanted a baked potato but my family isn't as thrilled as I am. I know right! I think I could eat one everyday! 

I haven't made them in awhile so I dug a little too deep on 1 potato so I had to toss the skins. That actually worked out just fine. These will still turn out really well if you don't destroy your skins like I did. The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it your own.


3 potatoes
2 Tablespoons Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 slices of bacon
3 green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream
pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons butter cubed 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and dry potatoes, prick potatoes with fork to allow steam to escape. Rub with oil and sprinkle with salt. When oven is preheated place a piece of foil down on the oven place the potatoes on the rack and bake for 1 hour. Pull out and let cool on counter for 10 min or cool enough to hold

Meanwhile cook bacon, I cut mine before I cook it, crumble. Add bacon to a big bowl. Add 1 cup shredded cheese, green onions, butter. sour cream and pepper. When the potatoes are easy to hold. Cut in half and scoop out filling but leave a little bit of potato so that the filling can be held up. With a masher or hand mixer combine ingredients. Fill each potato half evenly and top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. 

Potatoes are absorbent so if you need to add more of the liquids (heavy cream, butter or sour cream) do so. I think I will add a bit more liquid just to fluff it up more. I was looking at a bunch of different recipes and they had all call for a little bit of sour cream so I doubled it. 

This was a wonderful recipe the green onion with bacon is my all time favorite flavor for potatoes. Let us know if you make this and or what you added to yours!

Have a great weekend!

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