Introduction: Epic Twice Baked Potatoes
Great for a snack, Great for a side dish, And great by themselves for a stand alone meal. Nothing beats a fresh from the oven, twice baked potato!! And the best part? It's not an exact science. You can change the recipe around as much as you want, And they always turn out great!
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Step 1: Ingredients
Russet Baking Potatoes. I used 14, because I like leftovers in the freezer ;)
2 - 8 oz. Bags shredded cheddar
2 sticks of butter
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese
1 Pound of bacon
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
2 Tbsp. Black pepper
1/4 cup Milk
1 onion, diced small
16 ounce tub of sour cream
Step 2: The First Bake
Pre Heat your oven to 425 degrees.
Lightly grease the potatoes with butter, And sprinkle with kosher salt.
Gently poke holes in the skin with a fork along the top of each potato.
spread out evenly on a baking sheet, And bake for 45 minutes.
Step 3: Clean Out the Potato Skins
When done baking, And a fork easily pokes all the way into the potato with minimal resistance, Slice all the potatoes in half.
GENTLY scoop out the insides of the potato, And set aside in a bowl. When finished, Place the skins on a plate and chill while you work on the filling. Cold skins fill easier, with less breakage and tearing.
Step 4: Making Bacon and Onions
Dice up the bacon into small chunks, And fry until ALMOST crispy.
Take the onion, Dice it into small chunks, And add it to the frying bacon. Fry until the onions are clear and the bacon is crispy.
Drain off the grease, And set the bacon aside.
Step 5: Making the Filling
Take 3/4 of the bacon and onion mixture, And add it to the potato.
Then add the sour cream, Cream cheese, The 2 sticks of butter (cut up into small chunks), 1 bag of the cheddar, And the salt, pepper, And garlic powder.
Mix it all together and slowly add the milk in your mixer. Mix it on low speed, Until it is smooth and creamy.
Step 6: Stuffing the Skins
With a spoon, Carefully spoon fill the skins. Pretty simple ;)
Sprinkle with the remaining bacon and onion mix, And sprinkle the other bag of cheese over the top of the potatoes.
Step 7: Second Bake
Bake at 400 degrees, For 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, And ENJOY!!
Thanks for reading, See you next time!!!