Better than any restaurant! It was a toss-up as to what we liked more the skins that crisped up ever so nicely or the rich cream inside that was the perfect balance of herbs, garlic and cheese. The very crispy skins also make it very easy to scoop out and then refill these tasty potatoes. Asked the produce guy about Desiree and King Edward potatoes and he recommended using Russets so that is what I used along with the cream cheese option. Thanks so much for the post.
What wonderful creamy and flavorful potatoes! I used red potatoes, and after coating in salt (I also used Kosher), I wrapped them in foil to keep the oil in and making them creamier. To simplifiy this recipe, while the potatoes were baking, I mixed all the filling ingredients (including the cheddar... a good oops) in a bowl so that when the potatoes were done, I just scooped out the insides and began mixing. I then placed the potato/cheese mixture into the microwave for a minute or two to heat thru and melt the cheeses (I used half cottage, half cream cheese) then scooped it back into the potatoes and served. Adding the cheddar to the mix did not hurt the recipe at all, and saved a step by not having to broil them. But it would have produced a nice browning on top. When I make this for company, I will do just that, and also use a pastry bag to make the filling decorative as well. I may also add a sprinkle of bacon bits. This side dish is to die for yummy!Thanks for posting, and we will definitely be making these again!
Excellent twice baked potatoes. I've never seen desiree potatoes or king edward potatoes so used regular baking potatoes and that worked well. Used the cottage cheese option and kosher salt instead of the rock because that was what I had. The herb combination was very nice with the hint of garlic. My skins didn't get as crisp as I would have liked, but maybe the potatoes weren't as fresh as they needed to be. Anyway, we really enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing.
We really enjoyed the potatoes for dinner. The leftovers were even good the next day heated in the micro for lunch. I used a bit less herbs and they were still very flavorful. Great comfort food!
i made these last night for dinner with regular potatoes, i used some cream cheese and snuck alittle cottage cheese in (no one even noticed) you wernt kidding about plateing them fast , i got rained out and couldnt use the grill so they sat for a while waiting for steaks and my skins went soggy - but we enjoyed the filling it was something diffrent for a potatoe - i will be trying to make again