Recipe ingredients and directions:

 Yield: 6 servings

6.00 md Baking potatoes

0.75 c Cheddar cheese, shredded

0.33 c Butter

6.00 sl Bacon, fried and crumbled

0.33 c Green onion, thinly sliced

Salt & Pepper

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0.33 c Milk ~~ You can add these

-ingredients to the

0.25 c Butter ~~ mashed potato

-centers for mashed

Salt & Pepper ~~ potatoes, if desired. *-*-*

Scrubb potatoes, dry, then pierce with fork several times. Arrange

on a baking sheet and bake in 375 degree oven for about 1 hour or

until tender. Let stand until cook enough to handle. Cut potatoes in

half lengthwise and scoop out centers, leaving 1/8" potato in shell.

Cover. Chill shells up to 2 days until ready to use for the skins.

If desired, add the 1/3 cup milk, 1/4 cup butter, salt & pepper to use

potato centers as mashed potatoes.

When ready to prepare skins, melt the 1/3 cup butter. Brush shells

with the butter, inside and out. Place, cut side up, on baking

sheet. Bake in a 500 degree oven for 20 minutes or until brown and

crisp.

Distribute some bacon, onion, and cheese in each shell. Bake just

until cheese melts. Serve hot. If the potatoes are large, you may

want to cut in half crosswise before serving.

You may want to double this recipe if you are serving several people,

especially if they are hungry!

Category: Appetizers Recipes