Twice Baked Tuscan Cheddar Potatoes

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Twice baked potatoes are just simply decadent. After many, many, many takes at this I added the egg yolk and voila- I had achieved the perfect fluffy potato texture I was after. 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Tuscan Seasoning
3 large Yukon Gold potatoes, skins on
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk, scalded
¼ cup sour cream
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 
1 hour 20 minutes
Serving size: 
6

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Place potatoes on the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until fork tender.
3. Let the potatoes cool 15 minutes or until they they are cool enough to be handled.
4. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out the potato fillling from the shell and place into a large mixing bowl. (We found that by leaving a little potato around the edge helps hold the potato together after the 2nd bake)
5. Add the butter, scalded milk, sour cream, 3/4 cup grated cheese, Tuscan seasoning, egg yolk and ½ teaspoon of salt to the potatoes.
6. With a potato masher or electric hand mixer, vigorously mash the potatoes and milk until they are light and fluffy, adding more milk if necessary. Scoop the potato mixture evenly into the potato halves. Top with remaining 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.
7. Return potatoes to the baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tops are lightly browned.

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Recipe Tip:
Try this recipe with my Mediterranean, Honey Aleppo Pepper or Sicilian seasonings for more incredible flavor variations.
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