|1||x||salt and black pepper||to taste*|
Allow potatoes to stand at room temperature 2 to 3 minutes after baking.
Cut a thin slice from the top of each potato. Caution: potato will be hot.
With a spoon, remove the potato pulp from each potato, leaving a thin shell.
Mash potato pulp with a fork or potato masher.
Add butter, milk, egg, salt, pepper and cheese. Whip potato mixture with a rotary beater or electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Spoon mixture into shells and sprinkle with paprika.
Place potatoes on a paper plate and heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes.
If desired, after cooking in Microwave Oven, potatoes may be placed under the broiler unit of a conventional oven to brown for a few minutes.
Transfer from paper plate before browning.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2012-09-23
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