Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Food: Double Baked Potatoes

     i love potatoes.  Like really really really really love potatoes...  In all the paleo books I have read they say no to potatoes.  Sad face.  I tried giving up potatoes many times.  Many times.  I have quit smoking, gave up dairy, meat, gluten, rice and beans, but I can NOT give up potatoes.  Which is funny because when I tell people I am gluten or dairy free and they say they could never give it up, I laugh.  "You can give up anything if you really want to!"  I say.  Maybe this is why I cant give up potatoes.  I dont want to.  I gave up gluten and dairy because it doesnt agree with me.  I am happier without it in my life.  Potatoes make me feel better not worse.  So I have given up on giving up potatoes!  

I made these yummy double baked potatoes for Easter.  We had a very easy meal plan and I decided to make it a bit more exciting.  These were super easy and super delish!

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/4 cup of mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Scrub potatoes and bake for an hour at 350.  (I pierce my potatoes with a fork but I am not sure if you have to do this in the oven...)
  2. Let cool for a few minutes, till you can handle potatoes without burning yourself.
  3. Cut each potato in half longways.
  4. Scoop the meat of the potato from the skin and place in a bowl.  Be sure to leave a little meat so the skins keep their shape.
  5. Smash the potato with salt, pepper and mayo till it has the consistency of mashed potatoes.  I used the help of my hand blender.
  6. Scoop potato mixture back into the skins.  If you want to get fancy use your cake decorating kit or a zippy with the end cut.  
  7. Broil for 3 minutes and check.  If they are not golden enough for you, broil for another 3 minutes.  
  8. Enjoy!

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  1. These are beautiful! I could NEVER give up potatoes, but I could NEVER give up cheese, doughnuts, whipped cream, cookies...etc. I guess I'm just not a quitter.

    1. Never give them up! The potato sadness isnt worth it!!!



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