Mini Walnut-Stuffed Potatoes
yields 30 servings
15 mini potatoes (red or white skinned)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup sour cream
1⁄2 cup crumbled gorgonzola
1 cup toasted California walnuts, chopped
1⁄4 cup finely chopped chives, divided
2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
1⁄2 tsp. coarse salt
1⁄2 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut potatoes in half crosswise. Mix with oil in bowl. Place cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake potatoes until just tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
- FOR THE FILLING: In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, gorgonzola, walnuts, half of the chives, bacon, salt and pepper and stir well. Cut a thin slice off rounded end of each potato so that it will sit upright. Turn the potatoes over and, using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out some of the center of each potato and add it to the filling mixture and stir. Stuff potato shells with the filling and arrange potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are completely cooked and filling is warmed through.
- Garnish with the remaining chives. Serve immediately.
Courtesy of California Walnuts