Monday, January 14, 2013

Perfect Baked Potatoes


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Hi Everyone! Today's recipe will show you have to make a perfect baked potato, I stuffed these babies with cheese, bacon, green onions butter and sour cream! They are a great side dish for any kind of meat, or if you are like me, you will enjoy having one of them all by itself! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Idaho potatoes
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For garnish -filling:
  • 6-8 pieces of bacon
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Wash the potatoes. Dry them with paper towels.  With a knife or fork, poke the potatoes about 5-6 times each, this will allow the steam to flow throughout the potato, if you don't poke the potato, the steam will build up inside the potato and it might cause it explode in the oven! So don't forget to poke each potato with a knife a couple times each.

Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil, and season them with plenty of salt and ground black pepper to taste. Rub the oil, salt and pepper all over the potatoes. Massage them really well to get the oil and seasoning all over potato skin.

Bake them at 375ºF for about 90 minutes. (If you prefer bake them at 400ºF for 60 minutes).

After 80 (or 50) minutes in the oven, the potato should be nice and crisp on the outside, and soft and fluffy in the inside.



Remove the potatoes from the oven, and with a knife make a large cut right in the center of each potato, without cutting all the way through the potato.  You want to create a pocket right in the middle of each potato.



 


Now with a fork, mash some of the potato inside that pocket, without tearing the skin apart. You want to deepen the cut, to be able to stuff the potato with cheese. But remember,  do not tear the skin apart!


 
Now fill the potato pocket with Cheddar cheese and crumble ½ teaspoon of butter over the cheese, place back in the oven for another 10 minutes to melt the cheese.





After the cheese has melted, stuffed the potato with more Cheese, bacon pieces, sour cream, green onions and top it with even more cheese! That's it!

Enjoy!!! 

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