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Apr 2, 2009

RECIPES: Stuffed Potatoes

Stuffed potatoes are so easy to do, especially with a microwave oven to start them off. Since my BB discovered this he makes them often at the cabin. He has become quite a good cook since we bought our cabin. I have taught him everything he knows but not everything that I know. C'mon, I have to keep something up my sleeve.
Scrub up some thick skinned Russet potatoes. Cook them in the microwave until done. Slice them in half lengthwise and scoop out all the potato flesh leaving thin layer in the skin so you don't pierce a hole in it.
Mash the potato in a bowl with a bit of milk, some sour cream and whatever cheeses you like such as a herbed cream cheese, cheddar, Parmesan, Gruyere. You can add chopped bacon, green onions, chives, sun dried tomato. Just use your imagination. How about that left over broccoli from last night. Sure, just chop it up and mix it in. You can sprinkle a bit of cheese just on the top and it will brown nicely.
Now you put them in a baking dish and put them in your regular oven at about 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. To make the top look toasty you can broil for a minute or so. Keep your eye on it every second so they don't burn under the broiler.
We seared some steaks in a big HOT cast iron pan and had some steamed carrots. Satisfying.
NOTE: It just occured to me that they would be delicious with left over salmon chunks gently stirred into it. That would make it a whole meal.

2 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ummm... when my girls come home in May for a few weeks, these will be on the menu. They will LOVE them!
Cass

Lori E said...

Even my fussy guy loves these and that take a lot.

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