Cheesy Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

       Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 45 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

cheese twice baked potatoe casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of red skinned potatoes, about 10 medium, baked
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 1 (5 ounce) can of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1-1/2 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 green onions, sliced, reserve a teaspoon for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub potatoes, puncture each with a knife to vent, toss with olive oil and salt and place on a pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, cook the bacon to crisp; set aside, chop once cooled, reserving half for garnish; set aside. Set potatoes aside until cool enough to handle, then slice in half lengthwise, then into half rounds about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Place into a large bowl. Add 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese and half of the bacon. Set aside a big pinch of the green onion for garnish and add the rest to the potatoes; toss.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 x 8 inch baking dish; set aside. Blend together the evaporated milk, sour cream and melted butter. Add parsley, garlic salt and pepper. Pour mixture over the potatoes and gently toss. Use a potato masher to break down the chunks to desired texture. Turn out into the prepared baking dish, cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until heated through. Remove, top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese, return to the oven, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Garnish top with remaining bacon and green onion. Serve immediately.

Cook’s Notes: Double for a cookout, potluck or church supper. Leftover baked potatoes are perfect for this, so if you’re already baking some, bake extra, or bake the potatoes ahead to save time. Also good for smoked potatoes.

Source: deepsouthdish

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Famous Fruitcake Recipe

I thought I would share a favorite recipe of mine! Make sure you read the whole recipe first before you start cooking…It’s very important!

Have fun!

jackd

Ingredients:


1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup nuts (any except walnuts)
1 gallon whiskey (JD tastes best)

Directions:

Sample the whiskey to check for quality.  Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer; beat 1 cup butter in a large, fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey is still OK. Cry another tup. Turn off mixer. Break 2 legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt. Or something. Who cares? Check the whiskey. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again. Go to bed.

What the hell?

Who likes fruitcake anyway?

 

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