Video:How to Make Twice-Baked Potatoeswith Ben Kurtzman
For a tasty side dish, bake your potatoes twice! By mixing just the right ingredients with your potatoes and reheating them in their shells, you create a whole new texture and taste. Enjoy these delicious twice baked potatoes.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Twice-Baked PotatoesHi, I am Ben Kurtzman for About.com Food. Today we are going to be making twice-baked potatoes. Twice baked potatoes are more interesting than regular baked potatoes, and they are almost as easy to make.
Prepare the PotatoesTo begin, we are going to poke holes in the potatoes. Potatoes contain water, which turns into steam as they bake. If the steam has no way to escape, pressure will build up and the potato will explode. So the holes that we are making now create a release for the steam.
Cook the PotatoesCook the potatoes at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes. To determine if the potato is done, stick a fork in it. The fork should enter easily, and the potato should be soft inside.
Add the Potato FillingOnce the potato is done, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the middle. Mix the potato with a quarter cup of grated cheese, a pat of butter, 2 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of chopped onion, and salt and pepper. You can feel free to add whatever herbs or vegetables you might like in addition to these.
Once the ingredients are mixed and smooth, we are going to add them back into the potato skin.
Bake the PotatoesNow, let us put the potatoes onto a baking sheet, and we are going to put them back in the oven for the second baking. You still want the oven at 400 degrees. This time you are not going to leave the potato in for as long, only about 10 minutes until the top is golden brown.
These potatoes look done. They are filling enough to be a meal in themselves, or they always make a great side dish.
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