“What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” A.A. Milne
Twice baked Potatoes. I just sat here for ten minutes trying to find the words to properly describe these little starchy packages of magic. No words came. So much tasty goodness, unhealthy, but tasty. In fact in the 7 years I’ve been with my husband this is only the second time I’ve made them because I feel so flippin’ guilty eating them, haha.
They are so simple to make: bake, empty, refill, bake again. The only picture I didn’t get was of the empty shells (doh!) so without further ado…I give you twice baked potatoes!
Insert mental picture here of scooped out potato skins. Mah bad.
Twice Baked and ready for eats!
Let’s get twice baked!
Prep time 5 min
Bake time 50-55 min
- 2 medium russet potatoes
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 green onions
- 1/4 cup grated or diced cheese ( I used a chipotle cheddar but let’s face it all cheese is magical) plus some for topping
- 1/4 cup cooked and chopped bacon
- Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 deg F. While oven is heating scrub the daylights out of your spuds and dry them well on a paper towel. Once your oven is ready place the potatoes on the middle rack. No foil, no oil, no fuss. Let them bake until fork tender, about 35-45 min.
Once they are fork tender remove from oven. Set on a cooling rack until you are able to handle them, maybe 5 min.
Slice the potatoes in half long ways and lay on a cookie sheet, cut side up. Take a spoon and gently scoop out the insides into a bowl. Leave about an 1/8″ rim around the sides to prevent collapse. If you accidentally scrape the bottom and make a hole who cares. They will still taste delicious and there are more important things to worry about in life 🙂
Turn your oven to Broil
Once you have all four halves scooped into your bowl you can add your bacon, sour cream, green onions, 1/4 cup of cheese, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Scoop the mixture back into the potato skins. Sprinkle the tops with the left over cheese and return to your oven. Broil for about 5-8 min or until the cheese has melted and browned and the potatoes have warmed back up.