Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked.
Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked.Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. There's something extremely comforting about a baked potato, although they were always referred to as potatoes in their jackets, when I was growing up. I remember this dish as an eighties thing as that was the time I started collecting recipe cards and stuffed potatoes was one of those free cards to lure you into buying a recipe collection at horrendous cost. If you are a regular reader you will know that I cut corners with time when I can, so with this recipe you can be eating crisp potatoes with a fabulous filling in under an hour. Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked. So I'll start with the lazy part. Put the oven to preheat to 200 C, prick the potatoes and then.......cook them in the microwave! You need to use full power and I always go with 7 minutes then turnover for another 7 minutes. Timings will vary. Brush the potatoes with oil and put them directly onto an oven rack and bake for 10-20 minutes until golden brown. Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked.  In the meantime prepare the filling by frying the bacon and onion together, then add some garlic. Grate some cheese and chop chives. Combine together with creme fraiche and the flesh of the potatoes. I use a tomato knife to slice the potatoes and a grapefruit spoon to scrape. Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked. Fill the halves with the mixture. Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked. Top with extra cheese and chives. Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked. Bake for another 15 minutes until golden. Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked. This dish is great on its own  for lunch or as a side dish. Make it veggie by swapping the bacon for cooked broccoli, corn or chopped peppers. Use spring onions rather than the onions too - they just don't exist in my part of France! What would you put in your stuffed potatoes?
Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes.
Serves 4
Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes. Baked potato mixed with onions, bacon, cheese, garlic, chives and creme fraiche stuffed in potato skins and baked.
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 baking potatoes
  2. 1 tbsp oil
  3. 1 chopped onion
  4. 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  5. 4 tbsp creme fraiche
  6. 200g smoked bacon lardons
  7. 100g grated cheese and 50g for garnish (I used Emmental)
  8. 2 tbsp chopped chives and 2 tbsp for garnish
  9. seasoning
Instructions
  1. Prick the potatoes and cook in the microwave for 15 minutes turning once.
  2. Heat the oven to 200 C and brush the potatoes with oil before baking for 15 minutes.
  3. Make the filling by frying the bacon and onions together then add the garlic for 1 minute.
  4. Split the potatoes and scrape out most of the filling then combine with the onion, garlic, bacon, cheese and creme fraiche.
  5. Season as required the fill the potato shells on an oven tray.
  6. Topp with the extra xheese and chives and bake for another 15 minutes until golden brown.
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