Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Corned Beef Twice Baked PotatoesF

As promised, here is the recipe for the corned beef twice baked potatoes. We had left over corned beef and what better way to use it than in a twice baked potato? You could easily make these into reuben baked potatoes by adding some saurkraut to the filling. This is a great recipe to make in steps. Bake the potatoes in the morning, then make the filling throughout the day and finally bake the prepared potato boats in the evening, or even the next day. We would not recommend making these all in one night because it would take FOREVER. Just baking the potatoes alone takes a long time, so it is a multi- hour process. However, if you do it in pieces, it ends up working out quite well. We baked the potatoes in the morning, then let them cool down until the afternoon and started the filling around 3 in the afternoon. Then, the boats were all assembled and all that's left is sticking them into the oven for the final baking. This is not a recipe you want to start at 7 PM when you're starving.
These are truly delicious and pack lots of flavor in each little potato boat!

Ready to eat!

Ready for the oven!

Baked Potato Filling

Cheese and meat and green onions!

Creamy potato and cream cheese mix

Potato Boats

Ingredients:

4 large baking potatoes
Approx. 2 cups diced cooked corned beef
1-2 cups shredded swiss cheese
1 tablespoon horseradish
3 sliced green onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 package - 4 oz cream cheese

Directions:

1. Wash the potatoes well and stab each one with a fork several times.
2. Wrap each potato in a piece of foil.
3. Bake at 425 F for about an hour until fork tender.
4. Let cool.
5. Cut each potato in half and scoop out the inner potato part leaving a thin rim around the edge (make sure your potato boat can still stand)
6. In the stand mixer bowl combine the potato filling, cream cheese and horseradish. Mix until smooth.
7. Add in the meat, cheese, green onion and garlic. Salt and pepper to taste.
8. Fill the potato shells with the mixture.
9. Make at 375 F for 30  minutes

What we liked:

This was a really great use of the left over corned beef!

What we didn't like:

We forgot to add salt :( 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He really liked the potato shell and dipping it into sour cream, but did not like the twice baked potato mixture...Yeah, he's weird.

Next time:

Remember to add salt :)