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Makes about 12 servings (depending on size of potatoes)

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Makes about 12 servings (depending on size of potatoes)

These potatoes are a worthy side dish for a special meal or load them up with veggies, like steamed broccoli for a vegetarian entrée!

Nutritional information per potato:Calories 256 (43% from fat)
carb. 34g
pro. 7g
fat 11g
sat. fat 6g chol. 19mg · sod. 138mg
calc. 588mg
fiber 3g

Ingredients

  • 5pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed well and dried
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8ounces crème fraiche, room temperature
  • 4ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • chopped chives or green onions for serving

Preparation

  1. 1. Prick potatoes all over with the tines of a fork, rub each potato
  2. with olive oil.
  3. 2. Place in the oven, directly on baking rack in position 2. Select
  4. Convection Bake at 400°F for 50 minutes. When time expires
  5. carefully test the hot potatoes by lightly squeezing to confirm
  6. doneness. Add additional time if necessary.
  7. 3. Once potatoes are done, remove from oven. While still warm,
  8. place the potatoes on a flat surface. Carefully cut the potato
  9. lengthwise, removing about ¼ top off of each. Scoop the flesh
  10. into the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Be careful
  11. not to puncture the skins of the potato bottoms when scooping.
  12. Repeat with remaining and reserve the hollowed bottoms.
  13. 4. Once potatoes are all scooped, whip the flesh with the whisk
  14. attachment of a stand mixer, beaters of a hand mixer or simply mash
  15. with a potato masher. Once completely mashed, start mixing in the
  16. salt, then butter and then finally the crème fraiche. Scoop potato
  17. mixture into the reserved potato bottoms. Potatoes at this point can
  18. be wrapped and chilled if making ahead.
  19. 5. To serve: place stuffed potatoes onto the baking pan. Sprinkle evenly
  20. with the Cheddar cheese. Place prepared pan into the oven in rack
  21. position 2. Select Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. If desired, Broil the
  22. potatoes at 450°F for 5 minutes
  23. to brown the cheese.
  24. 6. Sprinkle with chopped chives or green onions and serve.