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Jul 17, 2011 02:33 PM

Large Baked Potatoes

What is your favorite ingredients to a large baked potato entree.

I like tuna, mushrooms and swiss

a friend of mine likes salsa with extra jalapenos and sour cream.

Just asking as I have some potatoes I don't know what to do with.

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    1. Chili or Ketchup.

      Or both.

      1. Chili w/o beans, cheese, sour cream or the traditional butter, bacon, cheese and sour cream. Or better yet-for a decadent treat make homemade potato skins.

        3 Replies
        1. re: sherriberry

          sherriberry - please share your homemade potato skins

          1. re: smilingal

            Glad to. Just bake your potatoes as usual-the microwave is fine for this. While they're cooking, fry up some bacon and reserve drippings. When potatoes are done, cut into 4 pieces lengthwise. scoop out most of the insides(reserve for hash browns,etc). Fry the quarters a few minutes on each side(in the drippings or canola oil or a combo of both) until crisp, drain, then put in baking dish. salt and pepper to taste, then add a combo of grated cheddar, monterrey jack and colby cheeses, top w/ bacon and bake @ 350 until cheese is melted. I serve w/ a mixture of 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 ranch dressing. So much better than most restos because you can control the level of crispiness(I like the inside crispier than you usually are served) as well as the quantities of cheese and bacon.

        2. Chili and cheese. There used to be a place where I worked that put egg, bacon, sour cream, scallions, and cheese sauce into a large deep-fried potato skin. This was back when restaurants didn't need to reveal nutritional information!

          1. A little cheese and broccoli, thanks! LOVE that combination!