Side Dish’n Fridays: Tarragon Twice Baked Potatoes

Tarragon Twice Baked Potatoes

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Serves 8

4 big baking potatoes
oil, to rub the potatoes
coarse salt
1/2-3/4 cup milk
2 -4 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
1 -1 1/2 cup swiss cheese
3/4 tablespoon fresh tarragon or 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon

Prep Day: Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Pierce potatoes, rub the potatoes with oil, sprinkle with the coarse salt, and bake 1 hour or until tender when tested. Set the oven to broil.
In a small pan, heat the butter and milk, but do not boil. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the pulp. Mash, until creamy, with the butter/milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cheese and tarragon. Place the potatoes into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe back into the shells. Broil the potatoes until the top is just golden brown, about 1-2 minutes, depending on your broiler. Cool and freeze in a single layer in a freezer bag.

Serve Day: Defrost overnight, in the refrigerator, before heating and eating. Two ways of heating to eat…

Oven: Place on a cookie sheet, and bake 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven until hot.

Microwave: Make sure the potatoes are in a microwave safe container or on microwave-safe plates. Heat on medium setting approximately 3 minutes to heat evenly through the potato.

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