Whether we’re ready for it or not, winter is on the way. I was in beautiful, sunny Florida last week & they were experiencing record high temperatures so it was a little tough to step off the plane back in Saskatchewan to -3 weather. We don’t have any snow yet so that’s nice – nothing to shovel yet! As the weather gets cool, I’m trading in my ice cream comfort food for warm choices like these Egg Stuffed Potato Skins.
Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Did you know that one local, fresh Canadian egg provides 14 important nutrients including vitamins A, D and E, folate, iron, zinc and choline? They are an excellent choice for a comfort food because they are both delicious & nutritious! When you buy Canadian eggs, you know you’re buying fresh, quality product because, thanks to supply management, Canadian Egg Farmers follow strict, details procedures for food safety & farming practices.
Egg Stuffed Potato Skins:
I found this delicious Egg Stuffed Potato Skins recipe on the Eggs.ca website & just changed it slightly to add more sour cream, bacon, and cheese because my potatoes were large. They were so tasty! I shared with a friend & her family and they were a big hit over there too.
- 2 warm baked potatoes
- 4 eggs
- 4 tbsp sour cream
- 3 tbsp chopped chives
- ½ cup real bacon bits
- ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Slice potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out inside flesh of potatoes with spoon, being careful not to pierce skins.
- Combine potato flesh, eggs, sour cream, chives, cheese and bacon in medium bowl. Stir well to mix.
- Stuff potato skins with egg mixture.
- Bake in preheated 375°F oven about 20 minutes.
The Egg Farmers of Canada is running a fun contest with 3 prizes & 1 lucky winner per prize! The prizes are:
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- Cuisinart Food Processor and Paderno Frying Pan with 4-cup Egg Poacher
- Crockpot 5-in-1 MultiCooker
This giveaway is open to Canadians only (18+ years of age), excluding Quebec. See the full rules here.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
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Disclosure: I am participating in the Egg Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.