Baked Potatoes Continued***
Like I promised. Let us revisit those baked potato’s we had leftover and stashed in the fridge I made these with my leftovers.
Double Stuffed Potatoes
½ cup of shredded cheese (actually how much you actually like)
¼ cup Sour cream (if you don’t have that you can use, a little milk, or even cream cheese)
Spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, or even a little hot sauce)
Diced onion (if you like onion)
Minced garlic (I love garlic in everything)
Cut baked potatoes in half, and scoop insides out, leaving about ¼ of an inch inside the skin. Put innards in a bowl. If these potatoes are cold then I nuke them with the butter and soften them.
When soften, mash how you like them. I like them kind of lumpy, but you can blend them down. Then put in all the stuff. Use only half of the grated cheese in the mix, saving the rest for the top. If the mix looks too watery you can thicken it up with mash potato flakes. (Always keep handy)
Refill the potato shells, and sprinkle with cheese. 350 for about 20-25 minutes.
These are really good as a side, or as a snack. My kids rip right through them.
Note at the stage before you put them in the oven you can freeze them individually on a cookie sheet, then when frozen pop them all in a freezer bag. To use, unthaw and cook from there. It will take a bit more time.
Baked Potato Soup
¼ stick of butter
Can of evaporated milk (pour in can and refill with water and put in 1 can of water.
1 can of chicken broth. (or a cup of water with 2 chicken bouillons)
Mashed Potato flakes (if it is not thick enough)
Take a soup pot, and put in diced onions and celery with the butter. Sautee until tender.
Potatoes – you can either chunk them skin and all or scoop them out and save the skins for potato skins. Put them in the pot with the veggies. Break some of them up to thicken your soup.
Add the chicken broth, water, and the evaporated milk and bring to a simmer. Salt and pepper to taste.
If it is not as thick as you like you it, you can add a bit of mashed potato flakes.
When warm to your liking.. serve and sprinkle with bacon bits. Green onions are another option..
I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful fall weekend. This time of year I always miss my West Virginia Mountains. So take time and enjoy the moments..