There’s somethin special ’bout them taters…there suuuuure is!
These twice baked potatoes are simple to make, are ohhh so tasty and are a definite crowd pleaser. Make sure to add this recipe to you next outdoor BBQ! They may look a little “fancy”, but only you will know they are just “comfy”
Preheat oven to 400. Wash, dry, and poke potatoes with a fork on both sides. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the oven for 45 mins to 1 hour until a fork easily penetrates through the potato. There may be a little smoke…thats no biggie. It’s worth the crispy outside!
Take potatoes out and let cool slightly. Slice in half. Scoop out the inside of the potato being careful not to go through the skin (A grapefruit spoon works great here). Put the “potato whites” in a bowl.
Add sour cream, butter, cheese, salt and pepper and mix well.
Because the potatoes are still warm everything will melt nicely together like so.
Turn down the oven to 350. Place your potato skins on a baking sheet (I line mine for easy clean-up), put potato filling inside, top with remaining cheese and cooked bacon. Bake for another 20 mins until bubbly.
Add chopped scallions.
- 6 large Russet Potatoes
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Sea Salt/Black Pepper
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- ¾ cup Sour Cream
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (halved)
- 6 slices bacon cooked and torn into pieces
- ¼ cup scallions chopped for garnish
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash, dry and poke potatoes with a fork. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 mins until tender. Test with a fork.
- Take out and let cool for appx 5 mins. Cut in half from top to bottom and scoop out insides, leaving the skins in tact.
- Put the potato whites in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, sour cream, 1 cup of cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to your liking. Mix well until combined.
- Place potato skins on a cookie sheet and fill with mixture. Top with cheese and bacon. Bake in a 350 oven for 20-30 mins longer.
- Garnish with scallions.
- You may halve or double this recipe