I say Potato, you say Potato
These recipes elevate the humble potato to great heights! No more simple baked potatoes here, have your pick- sweet, savory or my favorite cheesy! Since I made three potato recipes, I decided to change things up a little. I "dressed" one up, dressed one down and combined one. I find that most of the recipes in this book lend themselves nicely to combining.
First for my "dressed up" dish. I made Red Hasselback Potatoes. I have seen this in many pictures, but have never made or tasted them. I have to admit, it did take a little longer then 15 minutes to prep- undoubtedly due to my inexperience with the "not slicing all the way through" technique. I loaded up on the garlic, stuffing it into every crevice (Hubs and I really like garlic). They turned out very nice, we just needed to add a little salt.
I switched things up for dressed up/down I made the Baked Sweet Potato chips. Homemade chips is something I have been doing for a years. The slices remind me of the "chips" from Burgers Bar in Israel- they were my inspiration for making them at home with regular potatoes. So here to combine the two versions I used sweet potatoes and Yukon gold. I whipped up some of the honey mustard sauce in no time using equal parts honey and mustard I already had at home. This was really yummy- our 2 year old was very happily dipping away. Interactive food is just the best, isn't it?!
Finally, the Smashed Nachos. This is such a great idea, its like a riff on a classic baked potato with toppings! When I saw the picture of the dressed up version, I said "No Way". Although I do have a melon baller, there was no way that I would be standing there prepping each one. They would still turn out delicious if I dressed it down. I love melted cheese on anything, and love guacamole almost as much. This was pretty easy to make and turned out really yummy!