Mini stuffed potatoes Recipe
Ingredients:12 to 15 baby red-skinned potatoes, washed, skins on
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sour cream
5 tablespoons finely sliced scallion or chives
2 to 3 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled or finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
Directions:Preheat oven to 400F. Cut potatoes in half crosswise. Mix with oil in bowl. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake potatoes until just tender, about 25 minutes, and cool completely. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, 4 tablespoons scallion or chives, and bacon. Add pepper to taste. Cut a thin slice off rounded end of each potato so that it will sit upright. Turn the potatoes over and, using melon baller or small spoon, scoop out some of the center of each potato (reserve for later use in potato pancakes or gnocchi). Fill with 1 tablespoon of the sour cream mixture, and garnish with the remaining scallion or chives. Serve immediately or cover and chill until needed.
Makes 24 to 30 potato halves.
This is easy and looks impressive. Use your imagination for other toppings--I've spooned a miniscule amount of caviar on plain sour cream filling; tiny smoked salmon strips on a whipped cream cheese filling--anything that looks good. The possibilities are endless.
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