I used 4 potatoes, and that amount filled the 8 halves perfectly. I served these alongside oven-fried chicken for company, and they went over very well. I will make them again. Other than only using 4 potatoes I followed the recipe exactly.
I reduced the recipe by about half and still had plenty of left-overs. Sooooo goood. Great potato recipe to serve for a dinner party.
Great side dish with steak, fish, or lamb. Freezes well too.
Darned good. That's all I have to say. If you have concerns about how much blue cheese to add, just taste it after adding the recommended amount (same with salt & pepper). I added more, but it's a taste thing. Also, I strongly suggest at least one or two more strips of bacon, but that's just me. I confess that I did use the green parts of scallions chopped up rather than chives because I think that they add more flavor, and they went over really well. Reserve a few raw ones for garnish-hey will make a great impression. Wonderful side dish!
I made 5 potatoes, cut the top 1/3 off and stuffed all 5. I followed the recipe exactly except for the bacon. I used prepackaged bulk bacon pieces. I'm thinking the bacon was the reason they were a little on the salty side. I also thought the blue cheese was a little over powering. I think next time I'd cut back on the blue cheese, use freshly fried bacon and try 2% milk. Everyone that ate them thought they were very good.