Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Egg and Cheese

 

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Ingredients
baked potatoes, slightly cooled
melted butter
kosher salt and black pepper
shredded cheese (cheddar, Gruyere, fontina, pepper jack, or other of your choice)
eggs
additional fillings of your choice: sauteed vegetables, bacon or ham, etc.

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice a layer off the top of each potato.  Use a spoon to gently scoop out insides, leaving a thin layer of potato against the skin and avoiding puncturing the bottom.

Reserve scooped potato for another use.

Brush inside of each potato with melted butter and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese into each potato

and add fillings as desired (vegetables, diced meat, etc.)  Fill each potato about 3/4 full.  Crack one egg into each potato.  Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper.  Top with additional cheese and toppings if desired.

Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook for about 20 minutes.  Egg whites should be set and yolks soft.

 

This what I did myself with this potatoes ………

I pSlice a layer right off the top and then take a spoon and gently scoop out the insides.Take a little melted butter and brush the inside of the potato all over.

You could also just toss a little pat of butter in there, but I like to coat the whole thing. Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper as well. Now add some cheese.

You can be creative; cheddar is always a great pick, or go with something like Fontina, Gruyere, or Muenster.Choose any fillings you like,

think of an omelet or a quiche and what you would like in something like that. Cheddar and diced ham, or maybe sauteed mushrooms with Gruyere.

Or you could go southwest with sauteed bell peppers and onions with pepper jack cheese. I’m going for a classic bacon and cheddar- can’t go wrong there.

Fill it up about 3/4 full, and then crack an egg right on top.Sprinkle on a little more salt and pepper and a few more toppings if you want. I’m doing more cheese ,

turkey  bacon and some green onions.Now, even if you generally don’t like your eggs cooked over easy, you’ll want to keep them pretty soft in this recipe.

The eggs will blend in with the cheese and butter and create all kinds of flavor, but what you don’t want is a yummy baked potato with a hard boiled egg inside!

It’s helpful to not load the very top of your potatoes with so many toppings that you can’t see the egg.

The only way to really know how it’s cooked is to keep an eye on it and touch it for softness after about 20 minutes.

 

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