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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Garlicky Cheesy Potatoes

If you decide to serve these potatoes as an appetizer, let me warn you, there will be no room for dinner. For one they are filling and two it’s almost impossible to stop at a half or two.

Red potatoes – five
Readymade garlic spread – 6 tsp
Garlic butter – 2 tsp
Salt and pepper
Grated cheddar/mozzarella cheese – half a cup

Cut the potatoes into halves and cook them either in the microwave or the stove top. Let them cool. Dig out the potato pulp from each half leaving just a thin border around the skin and place it in a separate bowl. Add garlic spread, salt and pepper. Mix well. Now brush the outside of all the potatoes with garlic butter (see earlier recipe on the blog) and fill each of them with the mixture from the bowl. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of each half and bake them in the oven at 350 F for 20-25 minutes until the cheese melts. Garnish with more grated cheese if you aren’t counting calories and serve. Till then, food and more food..
*You can use any kind of potatoes
*Garlic spread can be made at home using garlic, cheese, herbs and mayonnaise
*Can be made lighter by cutting down on the quantity of cheese in the recipe
*This is a very convenient recipe for large groups as you can prep the
  Potatoes beforehand and simply bake them when the guests arrive.

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