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Recipe in Pictures

Twice Baked Potatoes

Who doesn't love twice baked potatoes? You do have to take the extra step of mashing the potatoes, but it's oh so worth it.

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First, assemble the ingredients.

Ingredients for Twice Baked Potatoes

From top, clockwise: green onion, buttermilk, salt, potato, cheese, black pepper.

First, slice the green onion.

Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Use a fork to poke a few holes in the potato, then place in the preheated oven to bake. Use a fork to poke a few holes in the potato, then place in the preheated oven to bake.
  • When the potato is done, let it cool for a few minutes, then cut in half. When the potato is done, let it cool for a few minutes, then cut in half.
  • Scoop out the flesh of the potato into a bowl. Scoop out the flesh of the potato into a bowl.
  • Leave about 1/4 inch of the flesh so the potato forms a bowl, then set aside. Leave about 1/4 inch of the flesh so the potato forms a bowl, then set aside.
  • Once all the flesh is scooped out, add the buttermilk to the potato flesh. Once all the flesh is scooped out, add the buttermilk to the potato flesh.
  • Then add the green onions, salt, Then add the green onions, salt,
  • pepper, pepper,
  • and mash the potatoes gently. and mash the potatoes gently.
  • Don't overmash or they will become pasty. Don't overmash or they will become pasty.
  • Stuff the potato shells with the mashed potatoes. Stuff the potato shells with the mashed potatoes.
  • Place the stuffed halves in a pan and top with the cheddar cheese. Place the stuffed halves in a pan and top with the cheddar cheese.
  • More finely grated cheese is best because it will melt more quickly and evenly. More finely grated cheese is best because it will melt more quickly and evenly.
  • Serve when the cheese is melted. Serve when the cheese is melted.