These twice baked sliced potatoes can be served as appetizers, used as a side dish, or just as a snack to munch on. Topped with sour cream, bacon, and green onions.
Why is it called a twice baked potato?
Typically, with twice baked potatoes, you bake it first. Remove the “innards”, mash them, and put the mashed taters back in the shells (skins). Then you bake them again. In this case, we sliced them and baked them again.
Do you poke holes in twice baked potatoes?
Yes, before baking the whole potato, you should poke holes. This allows the steam to release from the potato and not explode.
Should foil wrapped potatoes be baked?
Foil holds in the moisture and steams the potato. This gives it a different taste and texture. It’s a matter of preference on whether or not you wrap them in foil. You should NEVER microwave a foil wrapped potato. In addition, you wouldn’t need to wrap a potato in foil if you are boiling it. You can, however, grill them wrapped in foil.
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Twice Baked Sliced Potatoes
- 9 x 13 Baking Sheet
- 4-8 Potatoes, small to medium I used Golden Potatoes
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil or Avocado Oil I used Avocado Oil
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 2 Cups Colby or Cheddar Cheese, Shredded I used Colby Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Green Onions, chopped
- 4 Slices Bacon, Fried, Crumbled
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork to allow steam to escape.
- Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Place in oven and bake at 375° for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the potatoes are tender. **This will depend on what kind of potatoes you use.
- Remove from oven. Let cool for about 20-30 minutes.
- Slice potatoes into slices (about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick) – you can add the ends or not, your choice.
- Pour your oil onto a baking sheet and spread evenly.
- Place the sliced potatoes on the baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dab/Brush the tops of the potatoes with oil.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the slices.
- Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes, or longer if you like them crispier.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes.
- Top the slices with Sour Cream, crumbled bacon and chopped green onions.