Twice Baked Potatoes

3,719

14

9

Introduction: Twice Baked Potatoes

Hi! I must say that me and my family find potatoes very… appealing. (Sorry for the puns, I have to chip in! ) We have always LOVED them! Whether it’s in soup, poutine, mashed, grilled, or but into fries/chips they will be eaten! There is really no replacement or imitater! Especially since they have been around for a while, they have deep roots! They honestly just make you peel better! In fact I yam probably made of them! Hey, you can’t blame me! It’s a hug in your tummy! This recipe is creamy goodness, shall we starch?

Supplies

Tools

  • mixer
  • spatula
  • knife or fork
  • oven

Potato filling:

  • 3 or 4 russet potatoes
  • 1 large shallot
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (fresh or dried)
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme ( fresh or dried)
  • Pinch of salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup good quality grated cheese

Topping (optional):

  • chives (1, optional)
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs (optional)

Step 1: You Say Potato (Poe-tae-toe) I Say Potato (puh-taht-oh)

Preheat your oven to 425°F. Wash and dry your russet potatoes. Hopefully you hash enough! Anyways, use a knife or fork to poke holes all around. Put the potatoes in the oven for 1 hour. At least, that’s what I tot would work best!

Step 2: That’s Shallot of Butter!

Meanwhile, start this grate step! Grate your shallot! I am very sorry… I never thought that shallots could be as strong as onions and make me cry so much! BUT… I have a tip! Wear sunglasses, that way you can protect your eyes AND look cool at the same time! I know it’s shallot to take in! Add to a mixer bowl. Melt and add your butter. Mix together! :)

Step 3: The Spicy Herb-itat

Add your oregano, paprika, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper to the mix. It’s your thyme to shine! Mix it up! :)

Step 4: Is Cream Really Sour? I Thought It Was Pretty Nice!

Add your sour cream, heavy cream and milk to the mixture. Mix it together! We always need it to whip into shape! :)

Step 5: Garlic+ Cheese= …garlicheese?

Peel your garlic skin off. Sometimes it will look bare because it doesn’t have any cloves on. Mince the garlic and add to the mixture! Add you Dijon. Grate your cheese and add to the mix. I’m really sorry if these puns are getting too cheesy.

Step 6: Can You Fry to Stop the Puns?

When your potatoes are cool enough to touch, slice in half. Don’t cut off the ends though, we wouldn’t want it to be decapotatoed!With a knife, trace an oval around the inside of the potato, be careful to leave at least a centimeter of structure away from the skin. We want it to not be flimsy, that way we can put the filling in it! With a spoon, start from the edge of the potato and scoop the insides out into the bowl mixture.

Step 7: Throwing All the Ingredients in Causes Quite the Stir!

When your potato is in the mixture, mix it up! Do this until all big chunks are gone, it shouldn’t be smooth… slightly lumpy!

Step 8: Spoons Also Cause a Stir…

Take around three spoonfuls of the mixture into your potato, or until they are filled up! Now would be the time to sprinkle breadcrumbs over them if you want to! Put a baking sheet on the lower rack of your oven and put the potatoes on the high rack of the oven that is heated at 425°F. Have them bake for 20-25 minutes!

Step 9: A S-mash-ing Recipe!

Now you can add your topping to you potatoes however you like when they come out! I’m sure they will be spudtacular! These choices are optional too though! A dollop of sour cream can taste good too! :) I hope that you liked this recipe, once again, I apologize for the puns! I can’t stop myself, they just sprout from me! This is a great dish if you need something last minute but yet delicious! Thanks for looking at this recipe and have a great day!

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Reclaimed Materials Contest

      Reclaimed Materials Contest
    • 3D Printed Student Design Challenge

      3D Printed Student Design Challenge
    • Unusual Uses Contest

      Unusual Uses Contest

    9 Comments

    0
    smittman
    smittman

    15 hours ago

    Remember Bacon makes everything better and for a treat after stuffing the potatoes put them on the grill with your meat they get that grilled flavor and it crisps up the skins also.

    0
    TD56
    TD56

    Question 14 days ago

    On Neighbours (TV Soap) they talk about a beetroot burger as a veggie alternative to a beef one. Do you have a recipe for one of those please? We love beetroot and I’m intrigued as to how they can be turned into burgers and not fall appart. Thanks in advance if you do have one and share it. 👏🤗👏👍

    0
    half-n-half
    half-n-half

    Answer 12 days ago

    Hi! Oh how interesting! I have never heard of that one before! My family sometimes likes making different burgers so we will have to try this! Beets are great in cooking! This sounds very tasty! As of now I do not have a recipe (you have just introduced me to it!) but I think that I should definitely try this! :) I will absolutely share the recipe with you if I make it! :) But in the meantime, there has been a recent post on Instructables by Mimikry that is called "Saffron Risotto & Beetroot Patties" that you can find right here! Thanks for commenting! :)

    0
    TD56
    TD56

    Reply 12 days ago

    Oh they look nice. I’ll print it off n make them one day.

    0
    TD56
    TD56

    Tip 14 days ago on Step 2

    Cut onions in half and take off outer skin. Wash and leave in water whilst you chop them one by one. This cuts down on the acidic ammonia making your eyes water. Another tip is to keep your mouth closed and only breathe through the nose, works for some people. Hope this helps.
    Note, when frying onions after they’ve been in water, make sure you dab all water from them when you get them out to chop or you will get a nasty spit and splatter from the oil in the pan.

    0
    half-n-half
    half-n-half

    Reply 13 days ago

    Thanks for the tip! :)

    0
    TD56
    TD56

    Reply 13 days ago

    You’re welcome.

    0
    half-n-half
    half-n-half

    Reply 19 days ago

    Thanks! :)