Serve these stuffed baked potatoes as a main dish or a side dish, very delicious!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and pat dry potatoes.
Rub each potato with shortening.
Prick potatoes several times with fork.
Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees.
Cut in half, and scoop out inside leaving shell, and place on a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, beat potatoes for 1 minute.
Add butter,onion,eggs, and pepper.
Continue until smooth and fluffy.
Fold in one cup cheese of the cheese, 1/2 cup of ham, fill potato shells with mixture .
Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese , and remaining 1/2 cup of ham.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are throughly heated, and cheese is melted.
Sprinkle the chopped chives after baked.