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Twice Baked Potato Bites with Chives

Posted Mar 18 2012 12:01pm

I have the perfect spring party pleaser for you. It’s way easier than it looks and is the perfect crowd-pleaser for your first spring BBQ.

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First, here’s what we had to deal with for about SIX HOURS yesterday:

Rain

Storms rolled in around 4 p.m. and it didn’t stop raining until close to bedtime. The storms weren’t destructive , just lots of thunder and rain. We had plans to grill so we rearranged a bit and cooked our pork in the oven (which ended up being the best thing ever, but more on that later).

Luckily, this morning, we here in St. Louis woke up to this:

NoRain

Now that the weather is cooperating, let’s talk potatoes!

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This recipe comes from Martha and, like I mentioned above, is so much easier than you might think. Total time is about an hour but most of that time, the food is in the oven and you can move on to bigger things!

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Twice Baked Potato Bites with Chives

by Every Little Thing

Keywords: bake appetizer side snack vegetarian gluten-free spring summer

Ingredients (32 bites)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Make sure each potato is halved, then cut a thin slice off the bottom of each half so they stand up flat and straight. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the halves with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Arrange flat side down and bake until tender, about 30 minutes. Let cool.

When cool enough to touch, scoop out the center of each potato using a teaspoon and toss into a bowl. Add yogurt (or sour cream) and chives. Mash and season with more salt and pepper. Stuff each potato half with the filling.

At this point, you can refrigerate the potatoes right there on the baking sheet up to a day!

Bake the filled potatoes (still at 450 degrees) until lightly browned, about 15 more minutes. Garnish with chives.

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Like I said, most of the time your potatoes are sizzling away in the oven, so you can do other things. The mashing is easy because the potato is soft, and filling takes just a few minutes.

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And after you fill and bake? Each bite is scrumptious and the perfect little twice-baked potato. The second baking experience really roasts that filling leaving the middle somewhat warm even as the potato cools.

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Check out those chives and that golden roasted potato! Yum.

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Happy Sunday!

Question: Do you have a go-to appetizer for parties?

(This is my new one!)

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