Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

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Courtesy of the California Avocado Commission

Spring is right around the corner but right now it’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite Irish holiday! Try out a St. Patrick’s Day dish featuring California Avocados. Perfect for a spring meal. Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes are a delicious twist on a family favorite.

The luck of the Irish smiles on these cheesy stuffed baked Idaho potatoes with California Avocado and guacamole

Lucky Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

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The luck of the Irish smiles on these cheesy stuffed baked Idaho potatoes with California Avocado and guacamole

Ingredients:

2 Large Idaho Russet potatoes, scrubbed2 tbsp of Butter¼ cup of Sour cream or plain yogurt¼ cup of Milk½ tsp of Salt12 tsp of Freshly ground pepper1 cup of Grated jack cheese or grated cheddar-jack cheese½ cup of Chopped chives1 Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunksSalt and pepper, to taste– For Guacamole –1 Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks1 tbsp of Fresh lime juice2 tbsp of Chopped cilantro leaves½ tsp of Salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. – For Guacamole –
  2. Mash avocado chunks with lime juice in a medium bowl
  3. Add cilantro and salt; blend until creamy
  4. – For Baked Potatoes –
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Bake whole potatoes in oven for 1 hour; remove potatoes and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  6. Let potatoes rest for 5 minutes, then cut in half lengthwise and scoop our potato flesh into large bowl. Reserve potato jackets
  7. Add butter, sour cream, milk, salt, pepper, and cheese to potato in bowl; whip until creamy with electric hand mixer
  8. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper
  9. Gently stir in chives and avocado pieces
  10. Spoon mixture into halved potato jackets and cake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes
  11. Top each with a heaping spoonful of guacamole to serve

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