More trouble than simply throwing potatoes in the oven to bake, but for special occasions, these are well worth the effort.
mediun Idaho potatoes
extra virgin olive oil
C sharp white Cheddar, grated
broccoli, chopped into bite-sized pieces and steamed
strips bacon, cooked and diced
fresh ground pepper
Coat potatoes with oil and salt and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Melt butter with flour over medium heat and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in milk, add cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted. Remove from heat, add broccoli, bacon and pepper and stir to distribute evenly. Cut a slit in each potato and push the ends together to open a hole in the potato. Fill each potato with 1/4th of the mixture, return to oven and bake until bubbly. Great served with Roasted Tenderloin.