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Making Twice Baked Idaho® Potatoes for a Large Group in Advance

Q: I have always made twice baked Idaho® potatoes for our holidays.  Our family has grown and I want to enjoy Christmas Eve and Christmas.  I will need enough twice baked potatoes for 30 people.  How far in advance can they be made before baking in the oven Christmas Day?
A:    Are there any secrets?  I usually do not use cream cheese.You will want to bake the potatoes up to 1-2 days ahead of time, refrigerate them and leave whole until the day before. The day before you should hollow out the potatoes and add a little lemon juice to the inside mixture to help it from oxidizing and turning gray. Cover the potatoes with plastic wrap to seal off any air from getting in.  You can assemble and bake the potatoes on Christmas day and still have time to enjoy with your family.
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