Baked Potatoes, Farmer Style Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425F.

Step 2

Wash and scrub potatoes; dry thoroughly. Rub surface with 2 tablespoons butter. Prick skin with fork, to let steam escape during cooking.

Step 3

Bake 50 to 60 minutes. Potatoes are done when they can be easily pierced with fork.

Step 4

Slash tops in an X; then gently squeeze; with fork, remove most of potato to large bowl, keeping skin intact. Mash potato with fork.

Step 5

In hot oil in medium skillet, saute onion and green pepper until tender- about 5 minutes. Heat milk.

Step 6

Add sauteed vegetables, hot milk, butter, salt, pepper, paprika and 1 cup grated cheese to mashed potato, mixing well with fork. Pile lightly into potato shells, mounding high. Sprinkle rest of grated cheese over tops of potatoes, dividing evenly.

Step 7

Return to oven; bake 15 minutes, or until thoroughly hot and cheese is melted.

Step 8

Makes 6 servings

Recipe From: McCall's, April 1982 Joan Johnson

Things You'll Need

  • 6lg Idaho Potatoes (about 3 lb)
  • 2tb Butter or margarine
  • 3tb Salad oil
  • 1 1/4c Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4c Green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2c Milk
  • 1/4c Butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Pepper
  • 1ts Paprika
  • 1 1/2c Grated Cheddar cheese (6 oz)

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