Twice-Baked Potatoes With Yogurt

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Mikekey *

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@Mikekey

Great side for chicken or steak. Serve 1/2 potato each, or for heartier appetites, a whole potato each.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4-8
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 large
russet potatoes
olive oil
coarse salt
2 1/2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
sea salt, to taste
1 clove
garlic, minced
1
green onion, chopped
1/2 c
plain yogurt
4 oz
grated cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp
minced chives
paprika, to taste, for sprinkling
minced fresh parsley, for garnish

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 400°F.
2Scrub and wash potatoes very well using a vegetable brush. Dry with a paper towel and rub with olive oil; sprinkle generously with coarse sea salt.
3Bake potatoes in oven for about an hour, or until fork tender. Allow potatoes to cool until they can be handled but are still hot; about 10 minutes.
4Using a knife, cut an oblong hole in the top of the potato. (You may need a clean dish towel or mitts to handle the potatoes.) Using a spoon, scoop out as much of the potato pulp as you can, leaving the side walls intact. Scrape the pulp out of the tops you cut off, too, and discard the "lid".
5Return the shells to the hot oven for another 10 minutes to crisp.
6Meanwhile, mash the potato pulp using a potato masher, adding butter, salt and pepper, garlic, onion, cream, yogurt , cheddar (save a little cheese for the top) and chives. Taste and adjust seasonings.
7Spoon the mixture into the potato shells until heaping full and return them to the oven. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese and paprika.
8Bake in 425°F oven (on top rack) until tops are golden and bubbly, about 10 minutes -
9Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

About Twice-Baked Potatoes With Yogurt

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American