Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes


Some people call them twice baked.

Some people call them double baked.

You can call them anything you like.

I call them…

FABULOUS (I was singing that).


I was pregnant with our first daughter, Daphne,  and Chef Emeril Lagasse was on Good Morning America.

His down to Earth personality won us over back when he had “Emeril Live”.

Heck, we even took a trip to NYC to sit in his live audience. [BEST TIME EVER]

Emeril is famous for his Louisiana style dishes.

My hubby lived there as a teen and makes gumbo often.

So, when I heard Emeril’s directions for these “Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes” on GMA,

I made a mental note and saved it for a New Years Eve party we were having.

They made a scrumptious appetizer.  Very filling, easy to eat, and great at room temp.

Even people that don’t like salmon gobbled them up.

These are great as dinner too.

(my version is slightly different from Emeril Lagasse’s recipe)

Twice Baked Salmon Potato Recipe

Not only will you find the printable recipe version of my “Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes” below,

I’ve also included several of my other recipes to click on that are perfect for appetizers.

Including our home made cocktail sauce that is way better/cheaper than store bought,

and these pretty “Sparkling Cranberry Bites” which I’m making again this New Year’s.

Happy New Year!!

New Year's Eve Appetizers

Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes

Rating: 51

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings if for dinner, 8-10 if appetizer

Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes


  • 4 medium potatoes(or 8-12 small potatoes make great appetizer size)
  • 8 oz. fresh salmon (no skin)
  • 3 tablespoons Hellman's light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry's seasoning salt
  • S & P
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • green onion or parsley to garnish


Wash potatoes well. Poke hole in each one. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Let potatoes cool until you can handle them. While waiting for potatoes, prepare your skinned salmon. Sprinkle one side with 1 teaspoon Lawry's, then 1 teaspoon sugar, then a little pepper. Lay salmon seasoned side down in medium hot pan that has been prepped with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Salmon cooks fast, so season the other side the same way pronto while it is sizzling. Cook salmon until both sides have formed a nice blackened, caramelized appearance. Should take about 7-10 minutes total. Turn up the heat if it's taking too long. This make "smoke" a little, but that's okay. Place salmon in medium bowl, and "fork" it like you do tuna. Go back to potatoes, and cut each one in 1/2. Scoop out the potato with a spoon being carful not to damage the skin too much. Place the scooped out potato filling into the bowl with the salmon. Put potato skins in a glass baking dish that has been prepared with Pam or olive oil. Sprinkle skins with a tiny drizzle of olive oil, and salt. Add mayonnaise to potato filling in bowl. Add a little S & P too. Mix well, and scoop into each potato skin, making a mound like in photo. You can sprinkle w/ cheese, but definitely not necessary. Bake 20 min. at 350 degrees and broil on high the last couple minutes to brown the top. I sprayed mine with Pam, and that worked great. Garnish with green onion or parsley. Serve hot or at room temp. with a salad, or as an appetizer. Original recipe heard on TV with Emeril Lagasse, but I have adjusted it. Yum yum. This is one of my favorite recipes. ~

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12 Responses

  1. Ok, I saw the title of this and refused to look at it until I ate dinner because I was so hungry I didn’t think I could take it. LOL And YUM!! Love this idea and pinning these delicious bad boys right now!!

  2. Your recipe looks great! My family eats a lot of salmon too, I’m sure they’d love this!! Thanks and Pinning!!

  3. kristin says:

    This looks amazing! Praying for power soon.xxoo

  4. I love salmon and these look and sound absolutely fabulous!

  5. Sharon says:

    Fun story and the recipe sounds delicious! I love salmon, so we’ll definitely have to try these… and Mr. Hines loves your wings!!

  6. Yum! I’m coming to your house for New Year’s! Thanks for sharing these awesome recipes!

  7. Yummy!!!!
    Thanks for all the amazing inspiration in 2013 Red!
    Can’t wait to see what you get up to next year!

  8. I have a confession to make – I don’t like seafood! I know – I’m weird! But I do love me a good baked potato – maybe I could give you the fish and I will eat the potato!

  9. Congrats Julie!! Your delicious “Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes” are being featured this week on Munching Mondays!! Hope to see you and your superb recipes again xoxo Nic

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