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Old 06-24-2008, 04:18 PM
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Looking for a kick @ss baked potatoes...

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Old 06-24-2008, 04:37 PM
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I do twice baked potatos with Spinach and smoked gouda.

Bake some potatos (obviously)

While they are cooking, cook up a 10oz package or two of frozen chopped spinach. (I usually do this in the microwave) When it's done cooking, put in a colendar, which is on top of a bowl (you want to save the juices) and press out all the juices...set the bowl of spinach juice aside.

Also while the potatos are cooking, take a wheel or two of smoked gouda cheese (found in the specialty cheese case at your store) and grate it up (I use a box grater....spray with oil first, it makes cleaning up easier!). Set this aside.

When the potatos are done, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides (leaving the shells in tact) and put in a big bowl and set aside the shells in an 11x9 casserole dish (if you're doing a lot, you'll need a few of these). Leave the oven on.

Once all the potato insides are in a big bowl, add the spinach, most of the cheese, some butter, some garlic powder if you wish(or anything else) and use a potato masher to mix it all together. You'll want to add some of the spinach juice to thin it out a bit. Only add a little at a time, because you don't want it too thin.

Once all that goodness is mixed together, use a spoon to fill up the potato shells. Once they are all filled, sprinkle the remaining grated gouda on top of all of them and put back into the oven. Re warm until the cheese on top is browned, 5 or 10min.

This does take awhile to make, but it's oh so worth it. I made these at the NE dadstock this past winter.

A quick note, I found the easiest way to scoop out the potatos is to run a steak knife around the perimeter of the potato (after they've been cut in half), then do some cross-wise slashing in the middle to break up the potato a bit, and then use a grapefruit spoon to scoop it out.

You may also want to cut all the potatos lengthwise right away, giving them a bit of time to cool down so it's easier to handle...they are hotter than a mother right out of the oven.

YUM!

I've also made a variation of this with chunked up cooked salmon which is good as well.
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Cooked on the grill!! Add a little butter and some garlic. That's the perfect baked potato!*





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I saw some guy that made some potatoes (not quote baked), looked good, have not tried it yet:

Grilled Cheese and Bacon Potatoes
Grilled Cheese and Bacon Potatoes

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:
- 8 slices bacon
- 4 large baking potatoes, cut into wedges
- 4 (1 ounce) slices processed cheese food
- salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat
2. Place 2 slices bacon each in 4 separate pieces of aluminum foil. The foil pieces must be large enough to fully wrap a potato. Place one potato in each piece of foil. Top each potato with a slice of processed cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Tightly wrap potatoes with the foil. Place on the prepared grill. Cook approximately 30 minutes, or to desired doneness.
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I do twice baked potatos with Spinach and smoked gouda.
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oh dude I'm gonna save this recipe. My wife loves spinach and I love smoked gouda.
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You won't regret it. I forget where I got the recipe from, I'll have to check.

Oh, and don't cook the potatos in foil in the oven..you want the shells to be nice and crispy.

My wife tried to surprise me once, and make it...but she wrapped the potatos in foil, so they were nice and flimsy!

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ok, dumb question, but what settings and time do you use to bake your potatoes in the oven. I've gotten so used to doing mine in the microwave, I've forgotten the old fashioned way
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no dumb questions! Depending on the size, I usually do them 425* for about an hour.
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CtDon,
Thanks for posting the twice baked potato by the way. I've done a few variations of this with swiss and a jalapeno cheddar jack. Awesome. Tonight I will be trying your smoked gouda and I am drooling like homer seeing donuts just thinking about it.

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