Twice Baked Crab Stuffed Potatoes
Twice baked potatoes, these are stuffed with crab meat & cheese, for the ultimate seafood and creamy potato treat. They make an indulgent side dish perfect for pairing with juicy steak or other grilled meats, but are also an indulgent entree all by themselves.
- 4 large russet potatoes: scrubbed, washed, and with holes poked throughout
- 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 2 tsp dried onion
- 1/3 cup cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 lb fresh or 2 cans, drained crab meat
- smoked paprika, to garnish
Place the potatoes on a baking sheet, and bake at 450 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a butter knife inserted in the center proves they're tender.
Slice the top off of each potato, and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a 'shell' of potato on the inside of each to prevent leaks, into a mixing bowl. Set the shelled potatoes aside to finish cooling.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the potato pulp, cream cheese, butter, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, and onion until creamed together. Add just enough cream, to make sure it's a smooth mixture. Fold in the crab meat.
Scoop the mixture evenly into each potato, until the mixture's gone. Sprinkle each potato with the smoked paprika.
Bake the stuffed potatoes, at 400 degrees, for another 15 minutes.
Remove the potatoes from the oven. Let them rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1087IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 261mg | Iron: 2mg