Twice-baked Potatoes

If you bake a potato once it’s pretty yummy, right?  A pretty yummy (and common) side dish for a steak dinner.  So it stands to reason, if you bake it twice it will be amazing, and take your steak dinner to a whole new level–a Date Night worthy level! 

While your steak marinates, you can make this yummy side dish.  Gather up some baked potato-y ingredients:

 Ingredients for 2-4 servings:

  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1/4 cup-1/2 cup plain yogurt  (or sour cream if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives snipped into small pieces for garnish and extra flavor!

You’ll also need a ziploc bag and a baking sheet.

Preheat your oven to broil.

Scrub and pierce potatoes with the tines of a fork to release steam as they bake.

Bake potatoes however you want.  I baked mine in the microwave–pushing the potato button twice.  🙂

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop out the centers with a spoon, keeping the potato you scoop out in a bowl and leaving a 1/4 inch shell.  Place shells on a baking sheet.

Add butter, cheese, yogurt, salt and pepper to the potato centers in the bowl.  Mix with an electric mixer until fluffy.

Place whipped potato mixture into a ziploc bag.  Snip off one corner.  (You’ll be using this ziploc as a piping bag.)

Squeeze the potato mixture down into the corner, twist the excess bag around close to the potatoes and squeeze the potatoes into the shells, dividing the mixture evenly.  (Make fancy patterns if you want…or not!)

Place pan under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until as browned as you like.

Place on serving dish, garnish with chives and await the compliments!  “Wow!  You’re amazing!”  “These are so yummy!”  “How did you do this?!”

Jazz up the recipe next time with some garlic powder….or chopped rosemary….or a different cheese….  Once you have the method, you can become the twice-baked potato master!  Yummy!

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