Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potato

I am lucky to have so many great breweries within a few miles of my kitchen. Great Burn Brewing is one of those breweries, and their Imperial Red is bold and warm. Since red ale is, at least in my mind, an Irish style, the recipe choice was an Irish Twice-baked Potato with bacon bits and reduced red ale to kick it up a notch.

Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potato

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potato

Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potato

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Imperial Red from Great Burning Brewing
  • 3 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 strips bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups grated cheddar-jack cheese
  • 1 TBSP onion flakes
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Coat potatoes with olive oil
  3. Bake for 1 hour
  4. Cut bacon into small pieces
  5. Fry until crisp, then drain the oil
  6. Add onion flakes and doppelbock to the pan, and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Place bacon mixture in bowl to cool
  8. Remove potatoes from the oven
  9. Cut the top third from each potato
  10. Scoop out the potatoes into the bowl with the bacon
  11. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, and stir to combine
  12. Spoon the stuffing into the potato shells, and top with little cheese
  13. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes
  14. Sláinte

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Big ol’ Idaho spuds
Chopped bacon
Chopped bacon
Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potatoes out of the oven
Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potatoes out of the oven
Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potato
Imperial Red Irish Twice-baked Potato

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