4.12.2010

Mangia Monday!

"Only two things in this world are too serious to be jested on, potatoes and matrimony."
-Irish saying.

Hello! Come on in and have look around. Today I have a tasty appetizer recipe to share with you. Truth be told - I even make these for dinner! They are easy to make a require very few ingredients - give them a try!

"The potato, like man, was not meant to dwell alone."
-Shila Hibben



Baby Potatoes with Blue Cheese Filling

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

* 12 large baby yellow potatoes, unpeeled
* 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
* 9 strips cooked bacon, finely diced
* Salt and pepper
* 2 Tbsp chives, finely chopped


Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) Place potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover them.
3.) Cook on medium-high, until they are almost tender.
4.) Drain and cool.
5.) When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut off ends and discard.
6.) Cut each potato in half.
7.) Using 1/4 tsp measure spoon or a melon baller, scoop out potato, leaving a 1/4-inch shell.
8.) Reserve scooped-out potato.
9.) Combine reserved potato and blue cheese in medium bowl.
10.) Mix well to blend.
11.) Add in 3/4 off diced bacon and combine.
12.) Season to taste with salt and pepper.
13.) Scoop mixture into potato shells.
14.) Sprinkle with the remainder of the diced bacon.
15.) Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook 7-10 min, until hot.
16.) Put potatoes on a serving platter and garnish with chives.


"Zen...does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes."
-Alan W. Watts


Bad Joke of the day:

What do you say to an angry 300-pound baked potato?
...Anything, just butter him up.


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

3 comments:

LilacAve said...

those look tasty!!!

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

Oh Yummy!!!!

laura evans/photography said...

those look yummy ... & i'm kinda hungry so if you wouldn't mind stopping by with some for dinner please!