Thursday, January 17, 2013

Twice-Baked Sour Cream & Chive Potatoes

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Potatoes are a staple in my kitchen and after awhile, mashed potatoes as every side dish to meals can get pretty boring. So I decided to make these Twice-Baked Sour Cream & Chive Potatoes to pair with a prime rib dinner... and these were a hit! Soft, creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes swirled with sour cream and snipped chives fill up potato halves for a delicious presentation...

What I really enjoyed about these potatoes is that they were great to make ahead. I baked the potatoes a day before, cooled and then scooped out the insides. I made the sour cream and chives potato mixture, filled the potato halves and then wrapped them up to bake up later. Another great thing about this recipe is you can pretty much stir in additional ingredients like cheese, crumbled cooked bacon, scallions, etc... the sky's the limit! So if you're getting tired of the same old mashed potatoes, try making these ahead of time and with your own spin!

Twice-Baked Sour Cream & Chive Potatoes
recipe from Martha Stewart


Ingredients
  • 8 small russet potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives (plus more for garnish)
  • To taste Coarse salt and ground pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rub potatoes with vegetable oil. On a baking sheet, bake until potatoes are easily pierced with a paring knife, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  2. With paring knife, cut a thin slice lengthwise off the top of each potato and discard. Using a spoon, scoop out all but 1/2-inch potato flesh from inside skin. Transfer to a bowl and add sour cream, milk, butter, and chives; mash until combined. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Spoon mixture into potato skins. Bake until lightly browned on top, 20 minutes. Serve sprinkled with more chives.

1 comments:

Elizabeth said...

These look great - I'm always up for a new twice-baked potato recipe. :)

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