Introduction: Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes are a great holiday meal. To be honest, they're great for any day and are super tasty and filling. Potatoes with cheese, bacon, green onions, and more cheese? How can that be wrong?
They're also super easy to make. Aside from the baking of the potatoes, these only take about 15 minutes or so of work to make.
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, split in half
- green onions, sliced, split in half
Step 2: Bake Potatoes
Wash your potatoes and then poke at the skin with a fork to allow steam to escape.
Bake potatoes in the oven for an hour at 350F or 175C.
Check to see if they're cooked by stabbing them with a fork. The fork should easily go in. If not, let 'em cook a little longer.
Step 3: Cook Up Come Bacon
While the potatoes are cooking, cook up the 8 strips of bacon in a pan.
When they're cooked, drain them and let them cool on a paper towel. Now break them up into small pieces with your hands and set aside.
Step 4: Cut 'em and Scoop 'em
When the potatoes are fully cooked, take them out and slice them in half lengthwise.
Now scoop out the potato flesh into a bowl. If the potatoes have been fully cooked, this should be easy. Don't worry too much about getting all the flesh out. If you do that you could easily rip the skin apart and we want it intact.
Step 5: Mix Up Innards
Mix the potato flesh with the sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, half of the cheese, and half of the green onions.
In other words, set aside one half of the cheese and one half of the green onions and toss everything else in with the potato flesh and mix it up.
When it's all smooth and thoroughly mixed, spoon the mixture back into the potato skins.
Step 6: Toppings
Sprinkle the remaining bacon, cheese, and green onions on top of the potatoes.
Step 7: Second Baking
Put the potatoes back into the oven at 350F/175C for another 15 minutes.
Let cool just a little bit and eat! These are delicious when they're freshly made, but are also great as leftovers. Just make sure they're nice and hot when you eat them.
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