March 16, 2015

What's for dinner? Potato bombs!

Tonight's dinner idea is brought to you by my husband, who is by far (like galaxy MACS0647-JD from earth far) the best cook in this house. 

Potato bombs! 

Have you tried them? Well, if not, it's time to start. 

Potato bombs on the assembly line. Jar from Mt Cheaha 50K (my fave race swag ever). 

And they are so simple. Like this blog post. 

How to make a potato bomb:

  • Grab a corer.
  • Core your potatoes. 
  • Cut off the ends of the core to use as plugs to keep the stuffings in place.
  • Plug one end.
  • Stuff in delicious ingredients (butter, salt, cheese, onions, goat cheese) through the open end. 
  • Use the other core end to plug the open side. 
  • Wrap in tinfoil.
  • Bake at 375° for 1 hour to 1½ hours (depending on the size of your potato).


Some other tips:

  • Add extra ingredients to the outside of the potato when you wrap it in tinfoil. This works great with salt, onions, and butter. Sometimes you just can't fit all the goodness in the middle.
  • Use a sweet potato with honey, salt and cinnamon and oh freak. That is the stuff. 
  • My standard favorite is onion, salt and goat cheese. The onions really permeate the whole potato when you cook it this way. 
  • Kids can make their own. Anything our kids can do independently is a win, and these are simple enough that our kiddos have got it down (minus the coring, which you have to strong arm). 
  • Experiment with spices. These are so fun because with just a tiny variation you get a whole new flavor, and so many flavor families work because of the bland potato backdrop.
  • We actually usually cook them on the grill, after the coals have settled, at 375° for about an hour, rotating halfway through. 

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What's for dinner tonight at your house? 

Your favorite way to eat potatoes? I'm still a huge fan of mashed. If I'm trying to make them healthy(ish) style, I'll add coconut oil, kefir, and salt, and my whole family agrees that they turn out delicious. Oh, and I can't leave out the other fave, the opposite-of-healthy curly fries from Arby's drive-through.