Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.
Just made these for super bowl . I figured because of the thin skin of a small potato might be hard to scoop, so i baked them until firm. I cooled until able to handle easily, cut top off and scooped out potato very carefully leaving enough in potato to keep sides and bottom firm.Put the pulp of the potato along with milk and butter in microwave to continue cooking the potatoes. When they were soft enough I used electric beaters to finish to a nice soft consistency. I topped with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and fresh chopped chives.
I haven't made these yet but wanted to offer a suggestion to those commenting on the difficulty of scooping these.There is a wonderful little gadget called "tomato king" (available at Amazon if you can't find it locally). My XH introduced me to it when it worked in restaurant. A favorite since.Basically it's purpose is to quickly scoop the stem out of the top of tomatoes. I have used it to scoop out cherry tomatoes for appetizers quickly ans easily with great success.As I stated, I have not made these yet so I cannot attest to how well it would work for this task, but I can't imagine that it wouldn't.Also of all else fails you can also try a metal rounded 1/4 tea measuring spoon as well.Just a suggestion that I hope helps some people. Good luck."If you're not cooking with joy, happiness and love, you're not cooking well." - Danny Kaye
I have not made these yet but will soon. So many commented on the problem of scooping out the potatoes that I will bake rather than boil. This creates a better shell for scooping and stuffing,
Mini twice baked potatoes, good but hard to scoop out such small potatoes. Will stick w/the big ones.
As a fan of everything potato, 5*'s and thanks for posting! A definite keeper!!!
Very good, everyone loved. I will def make again. The only thing I did differently was I did not set aside 2T of cheese and bacon, I put in the 1/2 c of bacon and cheese then just added more for the tops.
The taste of these potatoes was really good! But the effort that it takes to make them is what brought the rating down. If someone else were to make them for me, they would have gotten a higher rating :)After boiling the potatoes, you cut off the tops, but it is very hard to scoop out enough of the filling without breaking the sides of the potatoes. Then refilling them was pretty messy. In general though, the taste was awesome! There was leftover filling that I ended up just baking in a dish and eating.
These are so great, I add, cream cheese to too it's great ether way
These were very good but alot of work, making a day ahead works good because you can just pop them in the oven. I tend towards faster appetizer recipes.
These were a hit at a baby shower I hosted. Bite sized and delicious. That is what party food should be!