Recipe by Redneck Epicurean
There are tons of twice baked potato recipes here at Zaar, most with cheddar, bacon, sour cream, etc. This recipe is my take on a TBP I had at a very expensive hotel restaurant in Louisville. They're very simple, but delicious, freeze well, and the recipe is very easily doubled. Baking time is reflected in the cook time.
- 4 big baking potatoes
- oil, to rub the potatoes
- coarse salt
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup milk
- 2 -4 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup swiss cheese
- 3⁄4 tablespoon fresh tarragon or 3⁄4 teaspoon dried tarragon
Directions See How It's Made
- NOTE: Depending on the size of your potatoes is how much of the other ingredients you will need. If the potatoes tend to be more medium-sized than large, start with the smaller amounts.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Pierce potatoes, rub the potatoes with oil, sprinkle with the coarse salt, and bake 1 hour or until tender when tested. Set the oven to broil.
- In a small pan, heat the butter and milk, but do not boil.
- Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the pulp. Mash, until creamy, with the butter/milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cheese and tarragon.
- Place the potatoes into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe back into the shells.
- Broil the potatoes until the top is just golden brown, about 1-2 minutes, depending on your broiler.