Sunday, 22 January 2012

An Easy Recipe for Twice-Baked Potatoes



I've really rediscovered the joy of jacket potatoes this winter. I've loved them since childhood, but for a couple of years they sort of fell off my list of regular eats (for no reason other than my forgetfulness). This year, though, I've been baking them regularly.

I don't like to waste energy, so when I've put the oven on I try to fill it up. Usually this means baking a dozen or more potatoes, even when there are only two of us eating. Which means leftovers. Thankfully, this leftover potato dish is one of my very favourite comfort dishes, whether as a side dish or a light main meal.

Twice-baked potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes

4 large baked potatoes
1 leek
1 large red onion
100g grated cheese (I used cheddar)
1tbsp olive oil

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the leek and onion finely, and fry in a little olive oil.
  3. Once the leek and onion have softened, slice the potatoes in half and carefully scrape the potato out of the skins.
  4. Add the potato to a large mixing bowl with the leek, onion, and grated cheese. Mash until combined.
  5. Stuff the potato skins with the mixture, pressing down firmly as it will be a tight fit.
  6. Place on a baking tray in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the top is beginning to crisp.
Freezer Instructions
You can freeze this dish to serve another day. Just stop after stage 5 (stuffing the potato skins), and allow to cool to room temperature before freezing.
Cook from frozen, for 20-25 minutes at 200°C.


19 comments:

rosaria said...

Perfect comfort food!
So good to see you, Rachel. How is the dissertation going?

Rachel said...

Agreed. This is just the weather for twice baked potatoes!

Stephanie V said...

Total comfort! Love jacket potatoes. Your version looks especially warming.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Yum, great winter food and so easy to make! Shame I've already eaten... ;-) Have a lovely evening xo

happylittlewonders said...

This sounds delish! I will have to try tis recipe - never have used leeks on potatoes...

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Mmmm... those look SO GOOD for a cold winter day!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sounds a great idea!

Lilian Nattel said...

Oh yum, what else can I say?

journeyofawoman said...

anything with potatoes and cheese are gorgeous! Nice recipe!

The Bipolar Diva said...

yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

I was just thinking the other day I'd love some twice baked potatoes!

Elle Sees said...

I'm gonna embrace this idea of loading up the oven like you do.

A Cuban In London said...

I have to admit to not being a fan of the jacket potato unless it has... cheese! So, your recipe is really up my street. Plus, I love onions. It's funny, my wife is very keen on jacket potato whereas I am a fan of rice. Two different upbringings. And now my son loves potatoes whilst my daughter is a serious rice-eater. :-)

Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my latest post.

Greetings from London.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, that is a really nice idea, Rachel. I had never thought of it but it would be simply great. I am always ending up with sprouting potatoes because we don't eat them fast enough but if I had some already-baked ones in the fridge waiting I know I would make this dish time and again.

Mo said...

Perfect for a cold day

The Blonde Duck said...

How's your book coming?

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

These look delicious!!!

Jacqueline said...

Twice baked potatoes are a great idea. So, so tasty. I don't know why I never make them myself.

Gunn said...

Yummy!:)

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