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Twice Baked Potatoes Are Gooey

Q:

I have done twice baked many times and never had them come out like this… where they are gooey when mixed with milk and butter. Any cure?

A:

It may be the variety, hard to say. But the Russet Norkotah is a moister tasting Russet potato and can sometimes turn out a little wet when baked, instead of dry with a crumbly texture. Some people prefer this moist profile. The Russet Burbank bakes up pretty dry and fluffy. Once baked, return the scooped out mixture to a pan on the stove to cook out extra moisture and try adding the milk and butter hot and not over mixing. Below are a few recipes I suggest to try.