My husband grew up in Idaho and as such has eaten his fair share of potatoes. Their high school mascot was even a potato! This over abundance of potatoes when he was growing up causes him to not really like them anymore, so we don't each many potatoes, which I am also okay with. I like them, but I don't love them or miss them or anything.
Except.... for these potatoes! We got a lot of potatoes in our weekly Community Co-op order so I had to figure out how to use them. I decided to go for Twice Baked Potatoes. Probably not the healthiest thing I could have done with them, but they were delicious and my husband loved them, which I knew meant they were good!
I hope you can enjoy these as a side item for your next cookout, or for any dinner time with your family!
Here is how you can make these wonderful potatoes yourself. Enjoy!
- 5 potatoes
- 10 slices bacon
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese and ¼ cup shredded cheese
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Green onions, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Bake potatoes in oven for 1 hour
- Cook bacon in a skillet on the stove over medium high heat until cooked through and crumbly. Wait for the bacon to cool and crumble it in to pieces.
- When the potatoes have finished cooking allow them to cool. Then, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise.
- Hollow out the potatoes and put the potato flesh in a mixing bowl. You can save the skins so you can refill them with the final potato mixture later but as I went through this process I realized that it was much easier (and slightly better in taste in my opinion) to put the potato mixture in to a ramekin and bake them in ramekins instead of in the skins. So, use the skins or ramekins, whatever you prefer.
- Add the sour cream, milk, butter, ¾ cup cheese, salt and pepper to the potato flesh and mix together with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Spoon the mixture back in to the potato skins, or in to ramekins, whichever you prefer.
- Top with bacon, the additional ¼ cup shredded cheese, and the green onions (optional).
- Bake for 15 minutes; keep the oven at 400 degrees.
I hope you can enjoy these, maybe even for a Memorial Day BBQ!