J Dub’s Twice Baked Potatoes are fantastic. You don’t need to pay the ridiculous high prices of an over-rated steak house, especially for a side dish.  Here’s one that makes a steak dinner at home extra delicious.  These can be made the day before and popped in the oven right before the steak comes off the grill.


Serves 12

6 large potatoes, scrubbed clean and dried

3 tablespoons Avocado oil

Sea salt

8 ounces Gouda cheese, rind removed and grated

8 green onions chopped.

2 stick butter, cut into cubes, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper

Salt to taste


Directions for J Dub’s Twice Baked Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Pour oil over potatoes and rub to cover completely (approximately 1 tablespoon per potato)
  3. Sprinkle each potato generously with sea salt.
  4. Bake on baking sheet for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on size of potatoes.
  5. Allow potatoes to cool approximately 30 minutes, otherwise they will be too hot to handle.
  6. Using a sharp knife, slice potatoes in half.
  7. Carefully score around the sides and middle of the potato with a sharp knife to make it easier to scoop out pulp.
  8. Scoop out warm potato pulp and place in bowl on top of butter cubes. Scoop with 1/4 inch of the sides of potato being careful not to cut through potato boat.  Reserve potato boat.
  9. Mix butter and potato.
  10. Add sour cream and mix again
  11. Add pepper and mix again.  Taste and add more as desired.
  12. Add all the cheese, mix.
  13. Add 1/2 of green onions and mix again.
  14. Scoop mixture generously back into potato boats.
  15. Top potatoes with reserved green onions and cheese.
  16. Sprinkle paprika lightly on top of potato boats. (You can bake or store in fridge for up to 48 hours).  Allow to 
  17. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes.  The baking time will about 10 minutes take longer if these have been in fridge.
  18. Turn to broil and watch closely to lightly brown tops of potatoes.

Serve with a side of spinach gratin, and/or a broiled tomato, and/or a wedge salad, and some yeasty rolls.  Don’t forget the steak.