January 7, 2015

Paula Deen's Twice Baked Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes

We had a small Christmas this year with just my parents and us. We didn't want to spend all day cooking a big Christmas feast. I served fruit and a quiche for breakfast and simple appetizers like sausage, cranberry goat cheese, crackers and bacon wrapped dates for lunch. Then my Dad fried a small turkey (it only takes an hour!), my Mom made her giblet gravy, and I threw together 3 side dishes in the time it took to fry the turkey. This year I served: Parmesan Creamed Spinach, Sweet Corn Spoon Bread Casserole, and Twice Baked Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes. For dessert I made a Southern Pecan Pie the night before and served it with homemade whipped cream. Perfect Christmas supper and I had plenty of time to relax and spend time with my family. 

Check out the recipe below for Paula Deen's Twice Baked Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 large Idaho potatoes (or I used smaller yukon gold potatoes but they don't hold up as well)
  • Vegetable oil, for coating 
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup sour cream 
  • 1 lb shrimp, sauteed and peeled 
  • 8 ounces grated Cheddar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  •  salt and pepper, to taste 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 
  3. Begin by washing the potatoes, drying them and gently pricking them with a fork on the sides.
  4. Coat each potato with vegetable oil, place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour. 
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven and slice the top third off of each potato.
  6.  Gently scoop out the potato and place in a large bowl. 
  7. Place the butter in the bowl. Using a mixer on high, mix together, and then add the sour cream and green onions and salt and pepper to taste. 
  8. Reserve six whole shrimp and chop the remaining shrimp into large pieces. Fold in the chopped shrimp and cheese into the mixture. 
  9. Gently stuff the mixture back into the potato shells, making sure not to break them. Pile the mixture as high as you can on top of the potato shells. 
  10. Top each potato with a whole shrimp and sprinkle each potato with more cheese. 
  11. Bake in the oven until browned on top, 20 to 25 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen on foodnetwork.com


 
Wash potatoes and prick them with a fork on the sides.
Coat each potato with vegetable oil, place on an aluminum covered baking sheet and bake
 for about 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and slice the top third off of each potato.
 Gently scoop out the potato and place in a large bowl.
Place the butter in the bowl. 
Using a mixer on high, mix together, and then add the sour cream, green onions,
 and salt and pepper to taste.
 
I cook the shrimp in a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until pink.
Cool slightly, reserve 6 whole shrimp and chop the rest of the shrimp into large pieces. 
Fold in the chopped shrimp and cheese into the mixture.
Gently stuff the mixture back into the potato shells, making sure not to break them. 
Pile the mixture as high as you can on top of the potato shells.
Top each potato with a whole shrimp and sprinkle with more cheese. 
Bake in the oven until browned on top, 20 to 25 minutes.
 
These creamy, cheesy shrimp stuffed potatoes were delicious and loved by everyone at dinner!
Make them for your next family dinner!
 

The always popular Quiche and fruit for breakfast.
Lunch was a selection of sausage, crackers, cranberry goat cheese, and dip.

I also served my favorite appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates.
For dinner, Dad made his tasty (and easy!) fried turkey. 
A 12 lb turkey cooks in just an hour!
Along with the Twice Baked Potatoes I made Corn Spoonbread and Creamed Spinach.
Mom making her homemade Giblet Gravy.
Mr Troublemaker aka my husband :)
My dinner plate looked mouthwatering!
For dessert, I premade my Southern Pecan Pie.
Daddy and Ava even got to make her first gingerbread house together!

Nothing is more magical than a sparkling Christmas tree surrounded by presents for your loved ones. What a wonderful Christmas!
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