8 large Baking potatoes, scrubbed clean
2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Tbsp Kosher salt
8 sheets Aluminum foil
1 lb Bacon, thick-sliced and diced
1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
1 lb Crawfish tails, cooked, peeled, drained, and roughly chopped
2 tsp Creole Seasoning
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp Salt
1 1 /2 tsp Black pepper
Potato pulp from eight baked potatoes
1 /2 cup Butter
3 /4 cup Sour cream
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Green onions, sliced
8 oz Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Oil potatoes, sprinkle with salt and wrap in foil. Bake 50 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Render bacon in a large skillet until crisp, drain half of the fat. Stir in garlic, seasonings and crawfish meat and cook three minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside. Cut tops off of baked potatoes and, using a spoon, remove as much of the cooked-potato pulp as you can (Leave enough to keep the shells sturdy).
Using a potato masher, combine cooked potato, butter, egg and sour cream. Fold in bacon mixture, cheese and green onions. Overstuff the potatoes and place in a large buttered baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes and serve.
Yield: eight large potatoes