By Traeger Kitchen
These wood-fired spuds have it all: smoky bacon, melted cheese, and crisp chives, all piled atop puffy clouds of twice-baked potatoes.
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|8 Medium||russet potatoes|
|2 Cup||hot milk|
|12 Tablespoon||(1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted butter, melted|
|2 Tablespoon||minced fresh chives, plus more for garnish, (optional)|
|6||strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled|
|To Taste||kosher salt|
|To Taste||freshly ground black pepper|
|2 Cup||shredded cheddar cheese|
When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
450 ˚F / 232 ˚C
Scrub the potatoes under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Poke in several places with a fork.
8 Medium russet potatoes
Arrange the potatoes directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and bake for about 75 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through.
Use oven mitts to transfer the potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet. Let the potatoes cool slightly, 5-10 minutes.
Reduce the Traeger temperature to 375℉.
375 ˚F / 191 ˚C
Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, then scoop the potato flesh into a large bowl, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick layer of flesh in the potato skins.
With an electric hand mixer, whip the potatoes on low speed for about 30 seconds. Slowly add the hot milk and melted butter. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and whip until the potatoes are fluffy and smooth, 1 1/2-2 minutes. Stir in the chives, if using, and bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2 Cup hot milk
12 Tablespoon (1 1/2 sticks) Unsalted butter, melted
2 Tablespoon minced fresh chives, plus more for garnish, (optional)
6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste freshly ground black pepper
Fill the potato skins with the whipped potato filling. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Transfer the baking sheet with the potatoes to the grill grates. Close he lid and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
Remove the potatoes from grill and garnish with chives, if desired. Enjoy!