We had family over for dinner Monday night, and I decided to use my cookbooks for inspiration.
I used Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen. I was given this cookbook, and I’ve made a couple things from it (Hummingbird cake and some cajun something).
I decided to make Missy’s Twice-Baked Potatoes. I liked that they sounded easy- most twice-baked potatoes I’ve tried involved stuffing potatoes back into the skins and they always fall apart. This was more of a casserole.
It had a unique method of cooking the potatoes that worked REALLY well. Putting them in a ziploc bag and cooking them. They were SO soft and fluffy!
To make this: You scrubbed and poked holes in the potatoes. Put them in a closed ziploc and cook for 20 minutes until soft.
Take potato flesh out of the skin, mix with 1 stick butter, 1 package ranch mix, 1 1/3 cups milk, 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, 1/2 (4.3 ounce) package of real bacon bits, 1 tsp cajun seasoning, and 1/4 cup scallions (if desired).
Mash it all up well, spread it into a pan and top with 1 more cup cheese and the other 1/2 package of bacon bits, and 1/4 cup scallions (if desired).
Cookbook success, for sure! I’ll be making this again. Get out your cookbooks and get cooking!