Twice-Baked Potatoes With Leeks

“I love the combination of leeks and potatoes, and I love twice-baked potatoes, so this recipe is ideal for me. This is a great presentation, with leeks in the potatoes and garnished with frizzled leeks as well. To make ahead, you can fill the potato skins and chill; then bake for 30 minutes.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce potatoes with fork; bake until tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Chop 2 leeks. Cut remaining leeks into thin strips about 2" long. In nonstick skillet, melt 1 T. butter over medium heat. Add chopped leeks; cook, stirirng, 5 minutes.
  3. Horizontally cut top 1/3 from each potato. Scoop potato from skins, leaving 1/4"-thick shells. Heat milk and remaining butter until hot; add to potatoes with cheese, salt and pepper. Mash; stir in cooked leeks. Pipe or spoon mixture into potato shells. On baking sheet, bake until golden, 20-25 minutes.
  4. In nonstick skillet, heat 1/4" oil over medium heat. Add sliced leeks; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Top potatoes with leeks and, if desired, sour cream.

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