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Cat Cora’s Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Broccoli, Olives, Tomatoes and Dill

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4 ea sweet potatoes, cleaned well
2 Tbsp Olive oil
4 Tbsp nonfat sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup crumbled feta
2 tsp dried dill
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, well drained, chopped
2 Tbsp kalamata olives, chopped
    kosher salt, to taste
    ground black pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl, mix the insides of the potatoes with the olive oil, sour cream, cottage cheese, feta, dill, tomatoes, broccoli and olives, and stir until combined.  Season to taste with salt and pepper, and scoop mixture back into each potato half.

Return to oven and cook for approximately 10 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted.  Top with additional sour cream/Greek yogurt or enjoy straight from the oven, serving two potato “boats” per person.


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04/09/2012 Posted by | Potato | Leave a comment

Gorgonzola Potatoes


3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp Kerrygold Garlic Herb Irish butter
1 pkg (20-oz) refrigerated home-style sliced potatoes
1/4 cup French’s French-Fried onions
1/8 tsp pepper


Combine in microwave-safe bowl, cheese, half-and-half, salt, and flour.  Add butter and microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until hot.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Cover and microwave on HIGH 10 minutes, stirring once, or until potatoes are tender.  Serve.


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09/06/2011 Posted by | Potato | Leave a comment

Duchess Potatoes

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8 ea medium white potatoes, boiled and drained
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
    salt and white pepper to taste
3 Tbsp milk or light cream
1 ea egg plus 1 yolk, lightly beaten
1 ea egg beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water


Peel potatoes and mash.  Beat butter, salt and pepper, milk, egg and egg yolk into potatoes.

Preheat broiler.

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a rosette tip with potatoes.  Press potatoes into 16 rising circular shapes or other decorative shapes onto a greased baking sheet.

Brush with egg glaze and broil 5 inches from heat for 5 minutes or until browned.

(8 servings)


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06/25/2011 Posted by | Potato | Leave a comment