10 medium-large baking potatoes
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups ground cooked meat
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or
1 teaspoon dry parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground sweet paprika
2 cups gravy or Mushroom Sauce
Cook whole potatoes in water to cover, over medium-high heat 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from water, then discard water. Let potatoes cool, then peel.
Lengthwise, cut top 1/5 off each potato, then reserve tops. Carefully hollow out each potato, leaving a 1/2 inch-thick shell; reserve potato flesh for other use.
Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). Grease a shallow baking dish.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a medium skillet. Add onion, then saute over medium heat until tender. Blend in meat, egg, parsley, salt and pepper.
Stuff potatoes with meat mixture, then replace tops. Arrange potatoes in greased baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine; stir in paprika. Brush mixture lightly over potatoes.
Bake 45 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.
Serve hot with gravy or Mushroom Sauce poured on top, if desired.