Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Garlic Twiced Baked Potatoes

I've have so many recipes on hold I have wanted to share but I have been a total slacker! These are from Easter a combination of my Grandmothers Twice Baked Potatoes and my favorite Garlic mashed potatoes.



What you need:
1 bag of Idaho potatoes/baking potates ( makes about 14 potatoes)
1 garlic bulb
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup bacon bits *optional*

Clean Potatoes and bake at 400 for about an hour or until tender. While potatoes are baking peel the first layer of skin off your garlic clove, without separating the skin on the cloves or the cloves from each other. Cut off the top of the garlic bulb, lightly coat with olive oil, wrap in tin foil and bake for about 45 minutes until soft.

Remove and cool potatoes and garlic. When cool, cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and remove insides into separate bowl. Place "shell's" to the side for later use.

Squeeze the soften garlic out of the skin through cut top into the bowl, with potatoes, mix in milk, softened butter and salt and pepper to taste. I beat this together until butter is no longer visible.

Scoop mixture back into potatoes shells, sprinkle on cheddar cheese and optional bacon bit. *bacon bits can also be mixed into potatoe mixture* Place on a baking sheet and bake until heated through and cheese has melted about 20 minutes give or take.

These are one of the only sides the everyone at the table will eat in my house. My grandmother always made these minus the garlic. We are huge garlic lovers so I added my mashed potato recipe to her twiced baked.

10 comments:

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THESE LOOK WONDERFUL! I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO MAKE FOR A LARGE GROUP OF GIRLS BEFORE THEY GO TO A DANCE FRIDAY NIGHT. THIS JUST MIGHT BE ONE OF THE ITEMS!

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Steph said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

guess what we'll be having for dinner soon??? yummy!!!!

CJR said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH yeah... don't show these to Hubs! He just loves a cheesy potato! Thanks for sharing this recipe,
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It looks super cheesy and I love it! I hope I can get this right. I could use this as our food for tomorrow's get together with my friends.

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Darcy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh yum! (How is bacon optional? It's a must!) :P

Ada said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I make these,but usually cube the potatoes up & have them that way. Having them cubed seems to be easier for my little men to eat.

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

those look sooo good. I think I am going to try and make these. Thanks for the receipe.

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Jessica said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

mmm twice baked potatoes are so good!

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Cat said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the combo of garlic and cheese... and you can't go wrong with baked potatoes!

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