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EPIC Twice Baked Potatoes – cooking without gluten, grain and dairy

October 9, 2022

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When we first started adjusting our diets for Julia’s restrictions, I was constantly trying to find things that I could use to make food taste exactly like it did before. But over the years, we’ve come to approach it a bit more mindfully. We’re not just making substitutions in order to achieve a similar result, but we’re eating better — and the food tastes better, too. And over the years, several products and brands have become staples in my kitchen, because of how great they taste, and how easily they fit into our diets and lifestyle. EPIC Provisions is definitely one of those brands.

Epic Twice Baked Potatoes

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The first product I ever tried from EPIC Provisions was a bison meat bar with cranberries, and it had so much flavor and no junk. I loved it so much, and it’s still one of my favorite protein snacks. The first time I did the Keto diet, and realized their pork rinds make amazing nachos. When we transitioned to cooking without dairy, I bought a jar of their duck fat and added it to some broccoli. It was such a hit with everyone in our family, and now I always make sure I have a jar in the fridge and one waiting in the pantry so I’m never without.

Epic Twice Baked Potatoes

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In addition to being a huge proponent of their products, I really just love the mission of the brand: a strong focus on working to improve the lives of animals, using and respecting what they give us to the fullest, and working to promote holistic land management practices that improve soil health, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. In fact they’ve partnered with Stripe Climate, and 1% of every purchase on their website goes toward projects aimed at removing C02 from the atmosphere.

Epic Twice Baked Potatoes

I’ve talked at length about how this time of year is my favorite when it comes to food and flavor, and animal proteins are a large part of that. Turkey, ham, pot roast; sweet potatoes, cranberries, gravy; sage, rosemary, cinnamon. EPIC Provisions has animal fats and bone broths that improve every recipe I add them to, and now is a great time to stock the pantry (code for 20% off at the beginning and end of this post).

Epic Twice Baked Potatoes

This twice-baked potato recipe is exactly what I was talking about earlier: embracing the unique flavors of the products I am using and ending up with something new and incredible. This recipe only requires five ingredients (plus olive oil, salt and pepper) and has been a hit with everyone I’ve given it to — whether they had any sort of diet they were following or not.

Epic Twice Baked Potatoes

Give this recipe a try, for sure, but I also hope you take the chance to stock up on some of EPIC Provisions’ delicious products that will drive you through this tastiest time of year.

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Epic Twice Baked Potatoes
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5 from 1 vote

EPIC Twice Baked Potatoes

5 ingredients, so much flavor and doesn't require any grain, gluten or dairy ingredients. This twice-baked potato is smooth, rich with flavor, and a satisfying side for any meal.
Course: Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 6 medium baking russet potatoes
  • 1 14oz jar Epic Provisions bone broth I use their Jalapeño Beef bone broth – it's my favorite for this
  • 5-6 cloves garlic smashed, stems removed
  • 1/3 cup Epic Provisions duck fat
  • 1/2 bag Epic Provisions pork rinds I use the salt and pepper version
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • fresh chopped chives optional

Instructions

Bake the potatoes

  • Preheat your convection oven to 400 degrees. Wash and pat dry the potatoes and prick the outside of each with a fork 5-6 times all around the outside. Coat each with a small amount of olive oil (1-2 tsp) and salt and pepper. Rub to coat evenly and place the potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until a paring knife slides in and out cleanly and the outside has crisped.

Prep the other ingredients

  • In a small pot, add 14oz of Epic Provisions bone broth, along with the garlic cloves and Epic Provisions duck fat. Bring to a boil on the stove, reduce to low and cover to keep warm.
  • Blitz the Epic Provisions pork rinds in a food processor until a medium crumb texture. About the consistency of panko bread crumbs.

Make the potatoes

  • Once the potatoes have finished baking, set them aside to cool for 15-20 minutes. Carefully cut each in half and scoop the insides into a bowl, taking care to leave the skin in tact.
  • If you have a ricer, pass the potatoes through it to give a smoother consistency. If not, use a fork to smash the potatoes as much as possible and break up any large clumps. Whichever you do, strain the garlic cloves out of the broth and include them in the potatoes, treating them the same way.
  • Take the broth/duck fat off the heat. Using a ladle, scoop as much of the duck fat out as is easy to do (don't stress about getting every bit) and add it to the potatoes. Then pour in half the broth. Using a hand mixer, mix the potatoes together, adding more of the broth as you mix until a smooth texture is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a spoon or piping bag, fill the potato skins with the mashed potato. Top with the crushed pork rinds and place back in the oven for 8-12 minutes, until they begin to brown.

Serve

  • Serve warm with your favorite protein and vegetables. If desired, garnish with chives before service.

What do you think?

  1. Ann says:

    5 stars
    For the last several posts, I’ve not been able to see any comments. I use Chrome…

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