Thursday, October 27, 2016

Stuffed Fingerling Potatoes


Stuffed Fingerling Potatoes sitting in a red dish. Recipe by BeyondUmami
When two bags of fingerling potatoes from EarthFresh arrived in the mail last week, the first question was not: "Why are there two bags of fingerling potatoes" but rather, "What shall I create with them?"

Typically, fingerling potato recipes involve pan frying, baking, cast-iron baking or deep frying. After a full day of baking, blogging and packing, I was getting hungry and I wanted something different with a quick prep and bake time and obviously tasty. Cheese and potatoes always go well together, and fingerling potatoes are no exception to that rule.

Ingredients
  • 1 small bag of fingerling potatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 green onion sliced
Directions
  1. Lightly scrub and wash the fingerling potatoes. Pat dry with a paper towel.
    Washed Fingerling Potatoes
  2. Using a paring knife, slice a quarter off each fingerling potato (down the length of it). Then, make a small trench (as pictured below).  Gently pour the oil onto the potatoes and massage.
    Fingerling potatoes oiled and then a small trench is cut in the middle of each potato.
  3. Stuff the shredded cheese into each trench. Add freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.  I also kept the discarded slices and baked them with the stuffed potatoes.
    Fingerling Potatoes filled with cheese.
  4. Bake at 450F for 20 minutes. Top with fresh cut green onion and another sprinkle of salt and pepper if desired. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
    Fingerling potatoes fresh out of the oven
I was pleasantly surprised how quick these stuffed potatoes finished baking. The potato skin was slightly crisped and the inside of the potato was moist but not mushy. It went very well with the grated cheddar cheese and a simple seasoning of salt, pepper and green onion. I would certainly make this dish again as it came together so quickly. Admittedly we were slightly hungry when creating this dish so we wanted something that would be quick to put together. Also, because fingerling potatoes are smaller they don't need much bake time.

You could easily make this as an appetizer or as a side dish to the main course for your own meals. In fact, since we had some leftovers, the next day for a snack we re-toasted the stuffed fingerling potatoes and dipped them in a sriracha lime mayo dip.

Now EarthFresh has offered to give one of my readers a Fingerling Potato pack just like the one I received so that you can make my recipe.  Just enter on the Rafflecopter widget below and remember to comment (mandatory requirement). The giveaway is open Thursday October 27, 2016 and will close November 9, 2016 at midnight (MST).  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents (except for Quebec). The winner will need to answer a skill testing question prior to the prize being awarded. The winner's name will be drawn on November 10, 2016 so check your email or back here to see if you won!

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EarthFresh Prize Pack hosted by Beyond Umami

Disclosure: I was provided with the Fingerling Potatoes from EarthFresh along with some kitchen items. Views expressed in this post including the creation of the recipe are solely mine. 

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