Twice As Naughty Baked Potato

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Christmas is a time for traditions and celebratory meals ! Growing up that meant this favorite side dish, twice baked potatoes. My mom always made these for our Christmas meal – we would only them once a year, which makes the dish twice as special . We would eagerly anticipate having this special potato dish , which gets it name from baking the potatoes twice. First, you bake the full potato , next it’s cut in half and you scoop out the flesh of the potato , add lots of lovely ( naughty ingredients such as butter, mayonnaise and cheddar cheese and then bake the potatoes a second time. You will love the richness and texture of these twice baked potatoes. Start your own tradition this Christmas making this luxurious side dish!
From by the bay, wishing you naughty food memories!
Maryann

Twice Baked Potato

Serves 6-8

6 russet potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

½ cup whole milk

½ cup scallions, chopped

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

3 tablespoons chives, chopped

Directions

Preheat over to 350F. Sprinkle potatoes with olive oil and spread to coat the potato. Wrap each potato in aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 1 to 1 ½ hour until potatoes are tender. Remove from oven and let cool until you can touch. Cut each potato in half with a serrated knife and scoop out the potato from each half into a bowl , leaving the outside skin in tack. To the bowl with the potatoes add butter, mayonnaise, milk, and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Fold in the scallions, salt and pepper. Fill each potato skin with the potato mixture. Place onto a baking sheet and top the stuffed potatoes with grated cheese and paprika. Bake in a 350f oven for 15-20 minutes and until heated through and cheese is melted. Remove from oven, sprinkle with chives and serve warm.

 

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