Twice Baked Spuds

4.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Serves: 4 persons
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Twice Baked Spuds


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tbsp chopped basil
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 4 tbsp breadcrumbs

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  • Pre heat the oven to 220°C, Gas 7.
  • Wash the potatoes well and place in the oven, cook for 1 hour or until soft and with crunchy skins.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions and garlic and cook over a low to soften.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut in half lengthways, spoon the hot potato into a bowl.  Keep the skins intact.
  • Add the onions and garlic to the potatoes add a little salt and pepper and mix carefully, do not puree.
  • Spoon the mixture back into the shells piling nice and high.
  • Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs and then return to the oven or grill until lightly browned.