Twice Baked Potatoes ala Moosewood

No, I’m not being paid by Moosewood to promote their food, but I do have several of their cookbooks and the twice-baked potato recipe is one of our favorites. This winter has been a bit interesting, even in the south. My husband declares the beginning of spring to fall on Feb. 15, the day we were walloped with an ice storm, and we’ve had snow and ice since. We’re in a winter storm watch now. But I digress. Baked potatoes are comfort food for me. And, as much as I like lentil soup in all its many versions, I have had enough thank you very much, at least for a while. So when this week’s meatless monday came around, I was like let’s have a baked potato. Doing it the Moosewood way makes it a complete meal. To find the exact recipe, go to The Enchanted Broccoli Forest Moosewood cookbook and look for rebaked potatoes. My version is almost the same with the exception of after baking the potatoes which have been rubbed with oil and salt ala Mark Bittman (i think) …splitting and scooping out the inside, I mix it with everything except the hard-boiled egg, mainly because I am sort of picky and hard-boiled eggs don’t always make the cut. (Deviled eggs, yes, but not just plain old hard boiled eggs. No thank you!). So I put cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, mustard, mayo, cayenne, a little salt in with the potato insides and mash them. Put them back in the oven, top with a slice of tomato and some more cheese and bake a little longer. AWESOME. I love this with steamed broccoli. It is comfort food at its best.