My third recipe for this theme of USA cuisine was supposed to be this awesome s’mores mug cake. The only mistake I did was to wait to make it till the last minute because, mug cake. How difficult can it be? Mix ingredients and microwave for a minute, duh! But then I tried to be smart and made some changes to the ingredients and then it crashed badly, like really badly. Then I figured I would stick to the recipe but found I was out of some ingredients. Yeah, mug cake can actually cause so much grief. Anyway I fell back on potatoes which is the ultimate saviour as also very American. The added benefit is that the daughter loves it and I figured a cool way to sneak in veggies inside all that cheese. So not everything ended badly!
The original dish is potatoes, bacon and cheese. But I needed a vegetarian version of it and so I replaced the bacon with some vegetables and also some cheese with butter and landed with a super easy evening snack.
Recipe adapted from here
WHAT WE NEED
Garlic butter 2 tbsp
Onion, small 1/2
Tomato, small 1/2
Mozzarella, grated 4-5 tbsp
WHAT TO DO
- Preheat the oven to 220C
- Cut the potatoes vertically in half and scoop out the flesh as much as you can leaving just the skin and little flesh
- Melt the garlic butter and apply it on both sides of the halves and scooped potatoes
- Place it on a baking tray skin side down and bake for 10 minutes
- Turn the potatoes over and bake for another 10 minutes
- Finely chop the onion. Deseed and finely chop the tomato
- Mix the two with salt and pepper or any other seasoning
- Take out the potatoes and turn them over
- Fill each half potato with the onion tomato mixture
- Top it with grated mozzarella cheese
- Bake for 2-3 minutes or till the cheese melts
- Serve warm
- You can use plain butter or any other flavoured butter instead of the garlic butter
- The filling can be any vegetable of your choice like carrots, peas, corn, mushroom, etc. In that case you have either sauté it before adding it to the potatoes or bake it for 10 minutes with the potatoes but add the cheese in the final 2 minutes.
This is my post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme, Cuisine of USA.