Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Twiced Baked Potatoes

8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (prefer sharp), divided
4 Tablespoon chopped chives
4 baking potatoes (Russet)

Heat oven to 400F. Bake potatoes until tender (about 1 1/2 hours) Let cool enough to handle. Cut 1/4 off top of potato and scoop out inside leaving 1/4 inch pulp all around potato.
Mash potato with 2 Tablespoons butter until smooth. Add 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup cheese, bacon, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and mash until smooth. Spoon back into shells and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake at 350F until hot and cheese is melted (about 15 minutes)

This is a good base recipe, cheese and meat can be changed up, also roasted vegetables.

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