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Twice-baked potatoes with mushrooms and prosciutto

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Serves 4. Prep time: 12 minutes. Cook time: 1.5 hours. Inactive prep time: 20 minutes. Servings
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Serves 4. Prep time: 12 minutes. Cook time: 1.5 hours. Inactive prep time: 20 minutes. Servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon small onion, chopped
  • 8 ounce small mushrooms, such as cremini or button, sliced
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cup (8 ounces) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slice thin slicesprosciutto, halved
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven.

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Using the tines of a fork, prick the skins of the potatoes all over and arrange on the baking sheet.

    Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours until tender and cooked through.

    Cool until warm enough to handle, about 20 minutes.

    While the potatoes are cooling, in a medium skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.

    Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes.

    Add the mushrooms, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

    Cook until the mushrooms are golden and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes.

    Place the mixture in a medium bowl.

    Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and, using a small spoon, scoop out all but 1/4-inch of the flesh.

    Add the potato flesh to the mushroom mixture.

    Add the butter, oregano and 1 cup of cheese.

    Mix well.

    Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Arrange the potato halves, cut-side-up on the baking sheet.

    Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of the potatoes with the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil and season inside with salt and pepper.

    Spoon the mushroom mixture into each potato half.

    Place 1 half-piece of prosciutto on top and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

    Bake until the cheese is melted and the prosciutto is crispy, about 20 to 25 minutes.

    Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.