Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twice Baked Potato's

I enjoy twice baked potatoes, but my husband isn't thrilled with the ones I make. We were watching Cooks Country and they made some which looked delicious, and the method they used, made total sense! I made them last weekend and they were a hit! Two thumbs up from the Hubster!

There are a few steps to this recipe, but it is worth it!

Large Russet Bakers (as many people as you are feeding plus one extra)
salt and pepper
1 container Boursin Cheese
1 stick butter
1/2 cup half and half (I used whole milk, worked fine)
1 large bunch of chives chopped
2 tbl chopped garlic
Diced bacon (optional but I had some so I added it in)

Scrub your potatoes and prick with a fork
Microwave them on high for 20-25 minutes, turning half way thru

Cut off the top 1/4 of the potato, set that aside

Scoop out the insides into a bowl, leaving an inch of the potato intact all the way around. Peel your extra potato and add that to the bowl as well

Brush with 2 tbl melted butter, inside and out, sprinkle with salt

Cook at 475 for 15 minutes until crispy

In the meantime mix 1/2 of your Boursin cheese and the 1/2 cup of half and half, mix them until well incorporated

Now saute your garlic in 3 tbl butter until fragrant and slightly browned but not burnt

Add the garlic and butter to the potato mixture, as well as the chopped chives, salt and pepper to taste, they need a good bit of salt.

Now mound the potato mixture into the jackets, sprinkle on extra boursin and place back into the 475 degree oven for another 10-15 minutes until bubbly!


Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

I agree those look like they were worth every step. Yummy!!

Raquel said...

that sounds amazing! I love twice bakeds just about anywhichway! Merry Christmas to you! Much love, Raquel XO

Pam said...

Wow! Those look fantastic...oh how I love potatoes.

Heather said...

ahhhhhhh. yummmm. i LOVE twice baked potatoes. these sound wonderful!

Sara said...

These look great, I love the idea of adding boursin - I even have a package of it in the fridge right now!

Jan said...

Mmmmmm, I love the look and sound of these, well worth the effort.

I hope you, John and Martha Anne have a wonderful Christmas.

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