Easy does it # 31 – Mushroom & Gorgonzola Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

> > And  the award for best twice-baked potatoes goes to………… No need to explain the virtues of this dish, just look at it and imagine it would be in front of you right now (anyone for a steaming, hot beauty ?)……….. 🙂 > Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > > > […]

Shrimp-Loaded Twice Baked Potato & Cucumber/Tomato Salad In Chili/Lime Vinaigrette

> > Versatile  is an understatement when describing this dish. Tasty, great, satisfying,  lecker  , delicious and wonderful on the other hand are highly accurate. Because of the large amount of shrimps added to the potatoes, there is fair amount of stuffing left over. You can shape this into patties (2 ounces for hors d’oeuvres, 4 oz for […]

Crab-Stuffed Twice Baked Potato

> > This  is my answer to a few request’s I received for unusual potato dishes. If you use extra large potatoes as I have, I suggest that you bake them for two hours at 410 F. They will have browned slightly inside the skin and have a very different taste and texture than if […]

Sauted Rib Eye with Mushrooms and Taleggio Ca De Ambros stuffed Twice Baked Potato

> > The  steak : EXCELLENT ! The mushrooms : EXCELLENT ! The twice baked potato : OUT OF THIS WORLD !!! > I have only recently discovered “Taleggio Cheese”, and I feel sorry for myself to have gone 62 years without enjoying this marvel of Italian cheese making. I only know of one shop around […]

Twice Baked Shepherd’s Potatoes

> > Shepherds Pie  is such great comfort food. Meat sauce, mashed potatoes, and cheese – who could resist ? 🙂 However, there is one flaw in shepherds pie which diminishes its enjoyment a bit for me – it is entirely soft in texture and usually, the sauce is a bit bland and the whole thing, […]

Whole Roast Pork Filet, Green Peppercorn Cream, Twice Baked Beets / Potato & Gratinated Broccoli

> > This  made my day today. Old fashioned, work and time intensive and probably a bit ridiculous to prepare for just one person, but oh so worth the trouble. Reminded me of my time as executive chef years ago, when chef’s and guest’s still valued real food and service and the world was a […]

Baked Cauliflower & Confetti Shrimp

> > Normally,  one would assume that the shrimps in this dish would be the star while the cauliflower plays the second fiddle, but here we have the roles reversed. This cauliflower was so yummy that it absolutely stole the show from the shrimps, which were very delicious as well, but…… Lately I have again used a bit too […]

Sauteed Pickled Herring And Potato Patty (“Pommes De Terre Macaire” With A Twist)

> > Once  a regular item on a menu, I have not seen pommes macaire on a menu for many years. What a shame, since they are such a great dish and so easy to prepare. Another thing that baffles me is that whenever I ask folk’s if they like pickled herring, the answer is […]

So Loaded

. . ” Twice  baked potato and the kitchen sink ” This hit the spot perfectly at the right time, 11.30 pm, accompanied by a couple of glasses of merlot and good company. Bake the  potatoes, remove the flesh, mash it coarsely. Saute finely diced chicken, salame, chilis and  scallions  in  butter, add to the […]