Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes
4 Large baking potatoes
8 strips bacon (dice before frying)
1/2 Cup chopped green onion
4 Tbsp. Grated Parmesan cheese
1 Cup Sour cream
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp. White pepper
4 Tbsp. Melted butter
Scrub potatoes; dry and prick with fork.  Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.  While potato is cooling slightly for easy handling, fry bacon in small skillet till crisp.  Drain off excess drippings leaving about 3 Tbsp in skillet.  Add onion and saute till just tender but not brown; remove skillet from heat.

Cut the top off of the potatoes; scoop out potato insides carefully, and put in a mixing bowl.  Start to mash and add bacon, onion, sour cream, cheese, and seasonings (except Paprika and butter).  Mix and mash untill well blended (but do not really whip them - you want to feel a little texture).  

Spoon mixture into potato shells and drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with Paprika.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or till lightly browned.  

These can be made ahead and heated just before serving time.  You can also freeze them, just be sure to thaw them before baking.

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