Twice Baked Potatoes

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It’s been FOREVER since I made twice baked potatoes. The last time I made them was probably in 2012 and I made them with sweet potatoes. That means it’s been 8 years without these crispy, fluffy, delicious little potatoes in my life. What a shame. Regular potatoes were thought of as a no-no when I first started my blog in 2011, but now they are welcomed in the diet for people who are living an active lifestyle. And guess what? I feel WAY better when I eat regular potatoes vs sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes make me feel bloated and uncomfortable. I ignored that feeling for a long time since I was told they were better for me. But this is a great example of learning to listen to YOUR body. Just because something is paleo or not paleo doesn’t mean it will work for you. But when it comes to these potatoes, they hella work for me! I’ll be eating one for breakfast today!

PaleOMG Twice Baked Potatoes

Tell me what you’re doing for the Super Bowl!! In the past, we have always gone somewhere, but now I can stay in the comfort of our own home, in pajamas, snacking while we watch. That makes sports way more enjoyable. When I have to go to a friend’s house, WEARING JEANS, knowing I will snack all afternoon, I immediately would just rather not watch the game at all. I hope stretchy jeans someday aren’t a thing and chaco pants become all the rage…that won’t ever happen. But now that I can rock stretchy pants at home, snuggling with panda, potato in hand – I’m totally in support of sports. No one told me that watching sports was all about being lazy. I get it now.

PaleOMG Twice Baked Potatoes

I mentioned yesterday that I was up all night and at the emergency vet by 4:30am since Jackson came down with a bug. It was a ROUGH 24 hours. All the vet did was give him fluids under the skin since he was dehydrated and then he slept all day, and now he’s back to chewing on his bone as loud as possible at 6am. Animals being sick is so heartbreaking. It’s even more heartbreaking when they sh*t themselves on your couch. He was so sick he couldn’t even get up off the couch. I looked at my husband and mentioned that it seems like Jackson is trying to train us for parenthood. And so far, he’s not making it seem very fun. Our astrologer we met in Bali just read my SIL’s birth chart and she reiterated the fact that we WILL have a daughter someday and my SIL will be the best aunt ever. What the astrologer doesn’t mention is the sh*t we will be cleaning off the couch someday. I hear babies and toddlers poo a lot. Not exactly looking forward to that.

PaleOMG Twice Baked Potatoes

Now before I head out for a busy day, tell me something!! Tell me what you’re making for the Super Bowl!! Tomorrow I will be sharing a post with 60 paleo Super Bowl recipes to help you figure out what to make. But if you already have planned out your menu, I want to know about it! I’m thinking about making my Cobb Dip, Taco Pizza, and Almond Joy Bars! Those three recipes make my heart sing, especially knowing I can eat all of them while wearing pajamas. Now give me a little glance into what you are whipping up!

PaleOMG Twice Baked Potatoes

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3lbs gold potatoes (810 small to medium gold potatoes)
  • avocado oil spray
  • a few hefty pinches of salt
  • 1/2lb bacon
  • 1 1/3 cup ranch mayo*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork then spray each potato with avocado oil spray. Sprinkle salt over each potato then place on a baking sheet and into the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes, until potato is tender and skin is crispy on the outside.
  2. Let potatoes cool for 5-10 minutes then cut each potato in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the inside of the potato without breaking the skin. Add the inside of the potato to a food processor the repeat with the remaining potatoes. Spray avocado oil spray on each potato skin then place back in the oven to cook on the top rack for 10 minutes.
  3. While the potato skins bake, cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Set aside on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat then chop into tiny pieces.
  4. Add the ranch mayo, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to the food processor with the potato insides. Pulse then blend until completely combined, making sure to not over mix the potatoes because they can become gummy. Fold in 2/3 of the chopped bacon and 2/3 of the chopped chives (the remaining will be used for garnish).
  5. Add the potato mixture to the potato skins, about 2 tablespoons per potato skin, then place back in the oven to cook for 15 more minutes. 
  6. Garnish with the remaining bacon and chives before serving!

Notes

*I used Tessemae’s Ranch Mayonnaise

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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4 thoughts on “Twice Baked Potatoes”

  1. I had some podcast ideas:
    1. could you talk about nightshades and their impact on the body in terms of inflammation? I’ve always had acne, which improved quite a bit after quitting dairy, but it didn’t finally go away until I also eliminated night shades. This post reminded me of that, as white potatoes are a night shade.
    2. (this one is a little less of your brand as a paleo/health person) I think it would be fun for you to talk about Denver and the culture of the surrounding suburbs. As someone who grew up in Golden and now lives in Denver you probably have a good sense of the millenial culture here esp. with all the transplants! I really just want to hear you talk shit about this city, which drives me insane (I live in a Denver suburb). Just thought it could be a funny podcast…
    Thanks!

    1. i really don’t know much about nightshades and haven’t looked into them. highly recommend reading up on Diane Sanfilippo’s books, i’m sure she has great info in there! and i don’t know if you would get what you’re looking for when it comes to talking about Denver lol, i don’t have much shit to say about it! i love Denver and i’m part of the millennial generation, so I don’t have much to say about it! i love living in denver and love all the different people who have come in to call denver their home. sure, i don’t love the traffic, but i love what all the transplants have brought to denver with them. more culture, more restaurants, more things to do! it’s the best!

  2. I’m still finalizing my menu, but so far I have:

    Bacon wrapped scallops
    Pigs in a blanket – from Jennifer Robbins Paleo Kids cookbook
    Guacamole and salsa with plantain and Siete chips
    Spinach and artichoke dip
    Oysters with bacon & cheese
    Salami & pickles (a family tradition)

    I’m seriously considering yesterday’s Cobb dip, too. I’ll have to check tomorrow’s post for dessert ideas.

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