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Rec: Twice Baked Potatoes

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Posted to Thread #3290 at 1:42 am on Aug 31, 2006

Twice Baked Potatoes

4 large russet potatoes, each about 3/4 lb.
each, scrubbed and dried
2 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup sour cream
1 block Neufchetal cheese
1 bunch scallion, finely chopped
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
chopped cooked bacon - one pack
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the potatoes directly on the rack in
the center of the oven and bake for 30
minutes. Pierce each potato in a couple spots
with a fork and continue to bake until
tender, about 30 minutes more. Remove
potatoes from the oven, and turn the heat
down to 375 degrees F.

Hold the potato with an oven-mitt or towel,
trim off the top of the potatoes to make a
canoe-like shape. Reserve the tops. Carefully
scoop out most of the potato into a bowl.
Take care to leave enough potato in the skin
so the shells stay together. Mash the potato
lightly with fork along with 2 to 3
tablespoons of the butter, Neufchetal cheese, cheddar cheese and sour
Stir in the scallion, bacon and season with
salt and pepper, to taste. Season the skins
with salt and pepper. Refill the shells with
the potato mixture mounding it slightly.
Brush the reserved top with the
remaining butter and season with salt and pepper.

[can freeze at this point and either reheat from frozen or defrost in fridge and then bake]

Set the potatoes and lids on a baking sheet,
and bake until heated through, about 20
minutes. Serve immediately.

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