Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

What do you request for your birthday dinner?  In our house this is a big deal.  And sometimes it gets out of hand!  Most of the time my boys and Matt will ask for the same sort of dinner:  steak and mashed potatoes or twice baked potatoes.  My younger son Dominick turned 10 and of course he requested steak and twice baked potatoes.  These twice baked potatoes are delicious and they always request extra paprika!

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes(I believe I used Yukon Gold-they are nice and creamy)
  • EVOO
  • 3/4 of a cup of Half and half
  • 3 tablespoons of salted butter, softened
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to bake at 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse and dry the potatoes.
  3. Rub olive oil all over the skin of the potatoes.
  4. Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork.
  5. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until soft. About 45 minutes- 1 hour.
  6. Take out and let cool slightly so you can handle them.
  7. Slice off only a small portion of the top.
  8. Scoop out all the insides of the potatoes leaving just the skins in the pan. Put the insides in a large bowl.
  9. Add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and mash with a potatoes mashed until smooth. (Do not use an electric mixer. They will be like glue.)
  10. Fill the potato skins with the mashed potatoes.
  11. Sprinkle with paprika.
  12. Bake on 350 degrees for another 20-30 minutes or until hot.

Enjoy!

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