I came across this particular recipe by accident. Usually I'll have a craving for something or want to use up something I found in the kitchen/pantry and start using Google to find recipes, but this time I was merely browsing through one of my favorite cooking blogs (Our Best Bites) when I came across... drum roll dum dum dum... An Idaho Sunrise: Egg-Stuffed Baked Potatoes (if you're really gonna make these, go consult their recipe, because I'm leaving out a bunch of little steps below). I think she used much bigger potatoes, the ones I had were pretty small and I'm definitely going to use large-ish potatoes the next time I make these (the bigger they are the more STUFF you can put inside!).
Without further ado, here we go. Bake some potatoes. I actually baked them the night before I planned on making these for brunch (because you need them to cool down enough to handle. Ooh, quick note. If you like potato skins and getting every last bit of potato mush, then DO wash your potatoes before making these. I'm not a huge potato skin person, and didn't wash the outsides, but my sister IS a potato skin person and got very mad at me after she ate her potato skin and got sick after eating too much dirt. Oops.
So, bake the potatoes, and when they've cooled enough for you to handle, start lobbing off tops. Like this:
Then, use a spoon to scoop out the innards (set aside to make mashed potatoes, or gnocchi! - recipe tomorrow!). Don't go all the way through like I did on my first attempt here (you can see the bottom skin where I actually broke through) because all your delicious innards will leak out onto the pan.
|DON'T DO THIS! You should NOT see brown at the bottom!|
|Top right is pre-egg.|
|My sister already stole one off the pan before I could get a picture.|
|OurBestBites has much more appetizing pics!|
All mixed up!