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Twice baked potato
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:42:10 AM »
Thinking of the recent spate of reheating starchy carbs, I ran across this which looks good. When I try it, I’ll use Roquefort instead of blue cheese for stronger flavor.

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese

By Selma Brown Morrow   Fine Cooking Issue 128

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4 as a main course or 8 as a side

Sweet caramelized onions and blue cheese give these potatoes robust steakhouse flavor. They’re big enough to be a main dish; make halves (see variation below) if you’d like to serve them as a side.
Ingredients

4 large russet potatoes (10 to 12 oz. each), scrubbed, pierced 5 or 6 times with a fork
2 oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Caramelized Onions
4 oz. crumbled blue cheese (1 cup)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbs. canola oil

Preparation

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 400°F. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake until tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a cutting board and let sit until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.
Cut a 1/2-inch-thick slice lengthwise off the top of each potato; scrape the flesh from the slices into a large bowl and discard the skins. Spoon the flesh from the potatoes into the bowl, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Add the butter, 3/4 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and mix with a potato masher until blended; do not overwork (lumps are OK). Gently fold in the caramelized onions, sour cream and half of the cheese with a silicone spatula. Season to taste with more salt and pepper.
Using your fingers, rub the outsides of the potato shells with the oil. Distribute the filling among the shells, mounding it, and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake the potatoes, uncovered, until heated through, 25 to 30 minutes. (To check, insert the blade of a small knife into the center of a potato for 5 seconds; it should be hot.) Sprinkle the potatoes with the remaining cheese and bake until the cheese melts and browns lightly in some places, 2 to 3 minutes more. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes, and serve.
Make Ahead Tips

The potatoes can be baked and filled up to 1 day ahead. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Bring them to room temperature and heat the oven to 400°F before doing the final bake.

Twice-Baked Potato Halves: After the first bake, halve the potatoes lengthwise. Scoop the flesh out of both halves, leaving a 1/4-inch shell. Make the filling, then fill both halves of each potato, bake, and finish as directed.



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Re: Twice baked potato
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 07:54:31 AM »
I have been having good luck with re-heated potato so this looks worth trying.  I get along just fine with 1/2 baked potato, a whole is too much if I want to stay below 120 mg/l for my bg.  Retrograding doesn't convert 100% of the starch so portion size matters. 
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Re: Twice baked potato
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 08:36:54 AM »
Maybe I'd better try this if you guys are doing pretty well with it! I actually have a coupla potatoes in the house which the kids bought while they were here. Be a shame to let them go to waste, right?!  ;)

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Re: Twice baked potato
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 07:09:34 AM »
I made my own version of twice baked taters yesterday.  This is the second time I have made them and I do OK with them.  I make 1/2 potato servings and that seems to work for me.  This time I added bacon bits, chopped green onions and cheddar cheese with sour cream and some butter.  They look great and will go good with the tri-tip for dinner tonight.   ~hgr~
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Re: Twice baked potato
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 02:35:17 PM »
I bought a russet potato at the grocery the other day. I am going to have to try this out!
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Re: Twice baked potato
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 06:50:42 AM »
It was really good last night.  My bg went up a bit and was at 131 after dinner but I am not put off by that.  I don't think that is too bad once in a while. 
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