Friday, April 16, 2010

Twice-Baked Potatoes

I recently bought the new Trisha Yearwood cookbook "Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood" and after browsing through it just a few minutes, I realized that there is not one single recipe on there that I am not going to try.

It's such a good cookbook, from the easy home cooked meals using ingredients we all have laying around, to the wonderful family stories. Go out and get it if you don't own it yet, it's worth it.

Here's the first recipe I tried, I've made Baked Potatoes before but these were so good. Thumbs up!

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TWICE-BAKED POTATOES
Credit: Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood

6 large baking potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups sour cream
10 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 tablespoon garlic salt
salt and pepper
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Wash the potatoes and pierce them with a fork. Rub the potatoes with the olive oil and place them on a jellyroll pan or a large cookie sheet with a rim. Bake the potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour, or until done. Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut them in half lengthwise. Set aside. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 F.

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When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, scoop out the potato flesh into a large electric mixing bowl. Add the milk, butter, sour cream, cheese, garlic salt, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until creamy. Divide the mixture evenly and spoon it back into potato shells. Return the potatoes to the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with the bacon and green onion.

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7 comments:

  1. I could go for a few of these right now!

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  2. Those look incredibly yummy Sandra!

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  3. I love twice-baked potatoes. YUM!!

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  4. lol you should do a recipe a day till you work through the whole book. Julie and Julia style. That would be fun!

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  5. funny what you said cause if you actually READ what u wrote you said that you bought the book,but there is NOT one recipe that you would try....then RIGHT BELOW THAT you then said.....ITS SUCH A GOOD COOKBOOK GO OUT AND GET IF YOU DON'T OWN IT, IT'S WORTH IT....

    YOU TOTALLY CONTRADICTED WHAT YOU SAID.....AND NO ONE CAUGHT ON....BUT THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!!! MY MOMS IS BETTER THOUGH.

    HAVE A GOOD DAY BUT PROOF READ BEFORE YOU FINALIZE YOUR THOUGHTS....

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  6. Hmm speaking of proof reading melissa LOL She said, there is not one recipe that she is NOT going to TRY. :)

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  7. Anonymous3:31 PM

    Melissa-Melissa-Melissa are you a tad grumpy?

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