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Another veggie I like. Potatoes. Covered in bacon and cheese…
How else would I do it?
This makes a great appetizer. My uncle made something similar for my wedding shower, but I was so wrapped up in the day that I do not remember exactly what he made. This is perfect for holiday parties. Over the next few weeks I will be doing some fresh and funky (in a good way) Holiday Appetizers 101.
I washed some baby red potatoes and peeled off the yucky parts.
If my food has one bruise or spot on it, it has to come off before I can eat it. I’m picky that way.
I took a tiny slice off the bottom so the potatoes could stand on their own.
I also sliced a bit of the top off. After a few fork-pokes, they went into the oven.
Once they were baked, I went around the top with a knife and scoop out the potato.
My favorite part. Mashing the potatoes with some butter, gorgonzola, and parmesan.
It is very hard to resist eating it straight out of the bowl. Especially when you’re a gorgonzola addict like myself.
About half of each potato was scooped out to make room for the stuffing.
Aren’t they just adorable?
In went the mashed potato-gorgonzola mixture.
I sprinkled a bit more gorgonzola on top because I have no restraint for added effect.
It makes it even more tasty.
I fried up some bacon, which is extremly hard to photograph mid-fry. I don’t care for the splashing bacon grease all over my camera.
However, I do love bacon grease in every other aspect. I remember Mother Lovett having a disgusting jar of gray sludge in her refrigerator when I was younger.
I saw that same jar in my mom’s refrigerator, too.
I wondered, What could it be?
Little did I know a few years later I would discover the amazing and delicious qualities of bacon grease.
Don’t hate. Appreciate.
I topped the potatoes with some crumbled bacon then threw them into the oven for a few more minutes.
They make the perfect appetizer.
Bacon Gorgonzola Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes
10-15 baby red potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons parmesan
2 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola
1 tablespoon heavy cream
6 slices applewood smoked bacon, fried and crumbled
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375.
Wash potatoes. Slice off tops and bottoms so the potatoes can stand. Poke with a fork a few times. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, or until tender. Depending on the potato size, the time may need to be adjusted.
Once potatoes are cooled, take a knife and draw a circle around the top of the potato. Using a spoon, scrap out about half of the inside potato and place in a bowl. Once all potato tops are scooped out, mash insides in the bowl with a fork.
Once mashed, add butter, parmesan, gorgonzola, and heavy cream. Continue to mash with fork. Once combined, spoon mixture back into potatos. Top with an additional sprinkling of gorgonzola. Add crumbled bacon on top.
Bake in the oven for 10 more minutes.
If you love the feeling of your pants fitting too tightly, try these today!
Not really. Just try one.
Let your guests eat the rest.
I forgot to mention that we also had Lobster Mac and Cheese on Saturday night. With the risk of my head not fitting through the door, I’d like to say that we actually prefer my own Lobster Mac to what we had Saturday night. Make it for the holidays!
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