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Twice Baked Potatoes – They Take Longer, But At Least They’re More Complicated

I don’t do a lot of things in the kitchen purely for
esthetic reasons, but these twice baked potatoes are one of my more beautiful
exceptions to that rule. You can get almost the exact same flavors by just
adding stuff to a regular baked potato, but what you won’t get in that
scenario is the impressive, over-stuffed height, and gorgeous, golden-browned
crust seen here.


Is it worth it? Only you can answer that. For me, once in a
while, for those extra fancy dinners, the answer is a resounding yes. Taste is,
and always will be, the most important aspect of cooking, but when entertaining
guests on special occasions, don’t forget that you’re putting on a
show with the food. And when it comes to starchy side dishes, this is a great
way to express that flair for the dramatic.

Like I said in the video, this is a demonstration of
technique, and not necessarily a recipe I want you to follow verbatim. I will
list what I used below, since I’m required to by food blogger common law, but if there was ever a
recipe that you’d want to experiment with, this is the one.

By the way, since theres a certain amount of prep involved
here, you can make these ahead of time, up to the point of the second baking,
and then just finish when it gets closer to service. I hope you give this show
stopping side dish a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 4 Twice Baked Potatoes:
4 large russet potatoes
3 tbsp butter
1 or 2 tbsp minced green onion
salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cream or milk
1 egg yolk
Bake at 400 degrees F. for an hour to cook potatoes, and
then 20-30 to brown after stuffing.

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté

by Pam on March 19, 2014

I wanted a quick and tasty side dish to pair with the Caramelized Onion Orzo. I found spinach and bacon in the fridge and grape tomatoes on the counter and figured they would make a tasty side dish with great flavors & textures. I served this side dish with rice vinegar on the side. We all, kids included, gobbled it ALL up.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Spinach, Tomato, and Bacon Sauté






Ingredients:

2 slices of lean bacon, cooked & crumbled (remove all but 1 tsp bacon grease from pan)
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup grape tomatoes
3-4 cups of baby spinach, cleaned
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and place on paper towels to drain. Remove all but 1 teaspoon if you have more grease. Add the olive oil to the pan, once hot add the grape tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring frequently, until just starting to wilt. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



References

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