Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby Baked Potatoes With Sour Cream And Chives



This is another recipe from  ' Relaxed Cooking With Curtis Stone ' It is baked potato with sour cream and chives.   " Baked potatoes just might be the perfect comfort food. In miniature, they become a great finger food, too. Cooking the potatoes on a bed ofsalt dries them out a bit and gives them  a fluffier, drier texture, so they can hold more of the good stuff like sour cream, butter, crispy bacon, grated cheese, or whatever tickles your fancy "  Excerpt taken  from Curtis Stone Cookbook.
The aroma of garlic , sea salt and fresh herbs whilst baking was absorbed by the potatoes, thus making it  very flavorful and this can be served together with any bbq meat. Top it with sour cream or as quoted by the Chef Curtis himself , crispy bacon and grated cheese would be great too. Do you know why I heart Curtis Stone's cookbook?  Simply because his recipes are simple and yummy-licious .


red-skinned potatoes are ideal for baking


drizzles with olive oil and lay them on a bed of coarse sea salt
mixed with chopped garlic and fresh thymes 
( mixed herbs in my case )
and baked at 375°F for 30 minutes



I prefer the skin a bit burnt :p ....crispy yummy


 brush off the extra salt on the skin


cut an X on the surface and using both thumbs and index fingers,
 press inward to open the top of each potato


dollop a teaspoon of sour cream onto each potato , 
sprinkle with the chives and serve




Baby Baked Potatoes With Sour Cream & Chives 
( adapted from Relaxed Cooking With Curtis Stone )



Ingredients:

5 ounces coarse sea salt ( about 1 cup)
2 sprigs fresh thyme  *  I used mixed herbs
3 garlic cloves, crushed
12 small red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tbsps chopped fresh chives


Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Mix the salt, thyme and garlic in a small bowl. Sprinkle the salt mixture into a roasting pan, arrange the potatoes on top of it, and drizzle the oil over the potatoes . Baked for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fully cooked and soft. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool.

Brush any excess salt mixture from the potatoes and cut a small X in the top of each one. Using both thumbs and index fingers, press inward to open the top of each potato. Dollop a teaspoon of sour cream onto each potato, sprinkle with the chives , and serve.


Enjoy !



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18 comments:

  1. what a wonderful versatile vegetable the potato is....thanks so much for sharing those baby bakers....I do love sour cream!!!
    and yoru photo's are amazing!!

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  2. wow... now u can afford to eat more, Elin.. i jealous of u already.. sour cream with potatoes.. my my..

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  3. I'll have to try roasting the potatoes on a bed of salt. I am sure it's going to be tasty.

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  4. love that charred skin myself ... great recipe

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  5. owh yum! I've made this before too. Saw it on take home chef.. yummy. Potatoes does taste good with sour cream :))

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  6. Had that yesterday. They make not nice ones :(

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  7. mmmm baked potatoes...look so delicious. I like the idea of using the salt as a liner.

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  8. I love baked potatoes over the fried one! You have a simple but yummylicious recipe here, thanks for sharing!

    have a nice day to you!

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  9. Thanks for this lovely tip about how to bake potatoes. I am a salt fiend, so this is perfect for me. Also, thank you for reading my Peru post on Zomppa and for your comment!

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  10. your bake potato wt sour cream look better than Wendy!! I bet it's must taste yummy!! my hubby will die for it! haha!

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  11. Oh I've missed eating baked potatos. I love them with abit of cheese, mashed avocado and sour cream.. yummm

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  12. when i prepare Western meal next time, I must cook this yummy potato.

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  13. Hi everyone who has dropped me a comment here and I am sorry for this late response to your lovely comments...I have been pretty busy the last few days...getting stuff ready for my gal who will flying off to UK soon. Oh boy I am going to miss her... :(

    Thanks for leaving me lovely commments each time I post up something great and I hope you all will try this style of baking the potatoes... it is great and the potatoes retained its sweetness and it is more flavorful with the smoked garlic and herbs :)

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  14. Beautiful pictures!!!That potato looks delicious.

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  15. Hi Erica...thanks and yup it is delicious :)

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  16. OMG potatoes are my favorite and I cook them way too often (blame being Irish lol) this looks so yummy!
    Shamrocks and Shenanigans

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