Oh my golly! I can not tell you how good this recipe is. I have made it many times now and every time I do I get raves about it. In fact we ended up making it for our Mother Daughter banquet last year. It was so popular I had to copy the recipe for everyone who came! I got it form a dear man who has served with Child Evangelism Fellowship for many years. My husband and I used to be missionaries with them and that is how we met him. Thanks so much Joe for such an amazing recipe!! Just wish I had a picture to show you.
Twice Baked Potatoes (Joe Swisher)
4 large potatoes, baked and cooled.
(I rub oil on the potato skins and then cut them in half before baking. I also wrapped the two halves together in foil to bake)
2 small potatoes, peeled, boiled and cooled
1 c. sour cream
4 tbsp. butter
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 c. finely shredded cheddar cheese (reserve ⅓ c. for topping)
4 heaping tbsp. chives (reserve small bit for topping)
⅓ c. bacon bits (optional & reserve for topping)
Cut baked potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the inside of each half, reserving the skins. Mash the potato scooped out & boiled potatoes. Mix the remaining ingredients into the potatoes. The mixture will be thick and heavy to mix. Scoop mixture back into the potato skins or use a very large decorating tip to pipe the potatoes back into the skin. Cover and refrigerate overnight, if desired. Preheat oven to 250◦. Sprinkle tops of potatoes with remaining cheddar cheese and chives (and bacon if desired). Bake for 35-40 minutes to warm through and to melt cheese on top.
Trut me, your family will love this and ask for more! It's so easy to do and really yummy!!