Recipe by Sally Oh
"Twice baked potatoes, every kids favorite dish. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com."
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salt to taste
shredded mild Cheddar cheese
Just wanted to comment on the statement's about the potatoes taking longer to bake. My mother gave me this tip. Get a "clean" carpenters nail, insert nail into unbaked potato, leave in and proceed to bake. It takes about half as long to bake with the nail in the potato then without it. :-)
Please be careful about using a "clean" carpenter's nail. It might be squeakly clean, but still coated with something that was never intended to go into your food! Specialty stores offer a tool that holds 4 potatoes upright, impaling them each with a food grade aluminum spike. Otherwise, forget about using a nail, and cook longer.
This is my husbands favorite recipe. I've been making it for years. I add either sour cream or cream cheese to the mixture. It is sooo good that way. Also, I put chives on top of the cheese of a few for my husband and myself (the kids don't like chives). Also, for a family of 5, I have to make about 6 whole potatoes, which gives me 12 halfs. They go really fast.
This recipe is a good starting point. It must have more seasoning or it will taste like baby food potatoes!! I added scallions and some sour cream to mine. It is better to undercook the potatoes the first time a little so you can really control the amt. of pulp you scoop out without tearing the skin. When you bake them the second time anything under cook will be perfect. This will ensure your potatoes don't dry out as well.
This recipe was fantastic, especially as I added 1/2 cup of finely minced red bell pepper & 1/4 cup sauteed onion, a clove of garlic plus a few tablespoons of minced chives. Instead of butter and milk, I added a couple of tablespoons of light sour cream, and put half of the cheese in the mashed mixture. This is going to be a regular item at my house.
Love twiced baked potatoes. I also put a can of mushrooms into my "baked potato" mix before scooping it back into the shell and I love to experiment with different cheeses. Gotta love these babies!!
I really liked this recipe simply because it was easy. I did add some garlic powder and used Colby Jack cheese. I also cut the tops off instead of cutting them in half. Just a preference but in my opinion, I think it's better this way.
Overall, good recipe and I will make it again!
While these are a little bit of work, they are very easy and taste wonderful! I could hardly believe it when my picky kids ate every last bite! I added some cream cheese to the mixture and it gave it a creamier, richer texture and flavor.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Twice Baked Potatoes I
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 39
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