Accidental Side Dish Discovery

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by supervman, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Other night I made some baked potatoes with my grilled steak.
    I posted I coat them w EV Olive Oil, and spice w salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pierce and bake for 45 - 1 hour at 375 depending on size.

    Had one leftover potato and kept it in the fridge.

    HERE'S THE DEAL:
    Wifey took it out, cut it into "rounds" topped w a dollop of sour cream and garnished w some fresh snipped chives. (tater eaten cold)

    Simple, easy and cheap.

    I WILL MAKE THIS OFTEN and what a GREAT picnic or TAILGATE item.
    Great finger food that is just delicious.
     
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cold tater?? [​IMG] I can't even eat potato salad. Just doesn't seem right, but I do love taters from the smoker [​IMG]
     
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No pics, never happened!! [​IMG]
     
  4. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    take left over baked taters slice em length ways bout 3/8 inch thick top with bacon bits favorite cheese and fresh ground black pepper throw in smoker 3 hrs or so or on grill til crispy good stuff[​IMG]
     
  5. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Hah, if you're a Doctor WELL VERSED in endoscopy proceedure you're welcome to see em!
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Bubba said...
     
  7. queteepie

    queteepie Fire Starter

    Accidents make the best recipes! I just won a $1,000.00 recipe contest with an "accident"...you never know!

    QueTeePie
    Tracy
     
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sounds like it might be good, heck eat potato salad so why not give it a try. seems always a potato left anyway. i gonna give it a shot. thks vman!!!
     
  9. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds tasty to me......next time fry em in a pan with a little EVOO.....then top with your SC and chives.......YUMMM.....baked potato with sour cream disguised as a "chip"....[​IMG]


    L8r,
    Eric
     
  10. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a nice tasty way to get rid of that extra baked tater!
     
  11. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My problem is getting my food to stay long enough to be called "left overs"!
     
  12. tbucher1218

    tbucher1218 Smoke Blower

    left over potatoes are great cold or hot. I am going to have to try the smoker idea. sounds awesome
     
  13. Thats actually pretty close to a dish a chef friend of mine used to make all the time. Difference being, she would thinly slice the potato, season it with salt, pepper and garlic salt and then toss it on the grill. After a crisping she would mix it with fresh cut chives, mayo and sour cream. They are awesome and ive made them numerous times.
     
  14. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    TRY rubbing your potatoes with evoo and then dust with some garlic salt or garlic powder then foil and bake. Put a couple small holes in the foil and you will get a little more smoky flavor.
     
  15. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what he said^
     
  16. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This recipe is made with boiled potatoes obviously, they use mealy sweet(not yammy sweet like yukon sweet) potatoes. Infact there very mealy, but it would also be good with left over room temp smoked or grilled pot.


    8 potatoes
    1 cup grated Queso casero, queso fresco, feta or muenster-style cheese
    1 cup Evaporated milk
    2-3 tbs AjÃ* amarillo paste, or minced jalapeño
    ½ tsp Turmeric
    4-8 Saltines or soda crackerscrumbled
    3-4 Tbsp Oil
    Salt & pepperto taste

    Lettuce leaves about 12 each
    Eggs hard boiled, quartered 4 each
    Tomatoes cut into thin wedges 2 each
    Black olives pitted 8-10 each (Peruvian or kalamata)

    METHOD
    Basic Steps
    Cover the whole potatoes with salted water and boil until cooked through.
    Remove from heat, drain and cool. Peel potatoes when cool and cut in half
    length-wise or in rounds.
    Place the cheese, evaporated milk, peppers and turmeric in a blender or food
    processor and puree till smooth. With the motor running, add the crackers one
    at a time to thicken the sauce. Again with the motor running, drizzle in the
    oil. Add more crackers if the sauce is too thin and milk or water if it's too
    thick. Season with salt and pepper.
    Line a serving platter with the lettuce leaves. Place potatoes on top of the
    lettuce leaves. Spoon chile-cheese sauce over the potatoes. Garnish serving
    plate with egg quarters and tomato wedges. Sprinkle olives over potatoes and
    serve.
     
  17. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The dish is great, its peruvian, the chili paste in the recipe is made from a chili indiginous to the andes, hard to get. I would really use a blend of yellow bell and scotch bonnet if I couldnt get the yellow peruvians.
     

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