One of the house favorites at Beauty Cafe!
Some people will use 3/4 of the potato but I slice my potatoes 1/2 lengthwise and we eat 1/2 one night and the other the next night.
1 large russet potato per person (add 1 more potato if you're going to cut the potatoes lengthwise)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Bacon bits (real) or 4 strips cooked bacon
1/2 Tsp salt
(alternatively some people with add crumbled blue cheese and chives)
Preheat the oven to 400.
Wash, scrub, dry and poke the potatoes in several places with a fork
Rub the potatoes w/olive oil
Bake about 1 - 15 minutes until the fork can slide softly into the potato
Slice the potatoes 1/2 lengthwise
Scoop out the filling
Mix all the ingredients together with the filling. (Save a little of the cheese and bacon bits for a topping before placing in the oven.)
I like to do a little taste testing at this point and tweak as necessary. A little salt here a little butter there.
You can use a mixer if you like but don't let the filling get too too mushy.
Stuff the potatoes with the filling and bake at 350 for approx 20 minutes.
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