Wow! Nothing like a fresh dug potato! These are Yukon Golds. I brought them to a potluck and they got rave reviews from adults and children alike. Zeal asked for more when we got home and since I was suggesting ice cream instead, I guess that makes them a true hit.
Here's what I did:
1.Bake potatoes for about 45 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
2.Slice in half and scoop out the insides.
3.Mash potatoes with a mixture of onions and garlic (I sautéed mine first). Add a combination of salt, pepper, basil, and cheese to taste.
4.Return mashed potato mixture to potato shells and bake until slightly browned (about 12-15 minutes).
5.Top with fresh tomatoes (I added salt, pepper, and more chopped basil to mine because frankly this pregnant mama is craving saltier foods. Still, the extra salt on the tomatoes was a nice balance with the starchy potato.)
Everyone agrees: Yummers!!