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Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

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Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

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The luck of the Irish smiles on these cheesy stuffed baked Idaho® potatoes with California Avocado and guacamole.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

As needed Baked Potatoes
2 large Idaho® Russet potatoes, scrubbed
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Freshly ground pepper
1 cup grated jack cheese, or grated cheddar-jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped chives
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded, cut into chunks
As needed Salt and pepper, to taste
As needed Guacamole (see recipe below)
As needed Guacamole
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

Guacamole

  1. Mash avocado chunks with lime juice in medium bowl.
  2. Add cilantro and salt; blend until creamy.

Baked Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Bake whole potatoes in oven for 1 hour; remove potatoes and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  2. Let potatoes rest for 5 minutes, then cut in half lengthwise and scoop out potato flesh into large bowl. Reserve potato jackets.
  3. Add butter, sour cream, milk, salt, pepper, and cheese to potato in bowl; whip until creamy with electric hand mixer.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper.
  5. Gently stir in chives and avocado pieces.
  6. Spoon mixture into halved potato jackets and bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Top each with a heaping spoonful of guacamole to serve.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve alongside a juicy steak, or serve as the main dish with a fresh green salad.

Beverage Pairings:
Delicious with a glass of Chardonnay.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

For more recipes featuring Idaho® potatoes please visit IdahoPotatoes.com

Nutrition information per serving

Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 480; Total Fat 31 g (Sat 12 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 10 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 640 mg; Potassium 1289 mg; Total Carbohydrates 42 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein 14 g; Vitamin A 988 IU; Vitamin C 27 mg; Calcium 272 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 127 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.2 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 45%; Calcium 25%; Iron 15%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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