I had a thought the other day and had to try it out.
A potato cored out like an apple, stuffed with diced jalapeno pepper, extra sharp cheddar cheese, the stem end of the jalapeno with the attached stem exposed also stuffed with ham and cheese inserted into the core opening, and the other end plugged with a piece of the removed core.
The outside was drizzled with olive oil then sprinkled with course sea salt and cracked black pepper.
Then baked or smoked at 225 for several hours, 5 in my case, until the potato is butter smooth inside.
The shape of the ham stuffed potato with the curved jalapeno stem on one end....... HAM GRENADE!!!
WOW is all that was said as the crew ate them.
Nice mellow jalapeno taste infused throughout the potato with the salty ham and extra sharp cheese.
Smooth potato with crispy salt and pepper skin.
Pics of the project........
The ingredients collected.
Pineapple corer with slicing blade removed.
Big empty holes needing stuffed quickly.
Cheese cubed and Jalapenos cut in half.
Jalapenos de-seeded and pointy end diced.
One inch chunks cut off the core to plug one end.
Ham and cheese stuffed into peppers and potatoes
peppers plugged into one end and core into the other
then everything held in place with toothpicks so they don't
NOTE the one with no Jalapeno......
It's a DUD!
Drizzled salted peppered and baked to perfection.
Ready to pull the pin one these!
I might not have needed the toothpicks. I will try some without
on my next go round.
Different angle showing salty goodness on the skin and the roasted peppers.
Done blowed up!
Sorry but I started eating before I remembered PICS!
You have got to try these!
This was Christmas Eve and they have been begging for more ever since!
The left over cores.....
I made a foil pouch and put the cores, ham, cheese, and diced peppers that were all left in it to bake.
It made a nice package about 4 inches by 8 inches....... LANDMINE!!!
Grenades, and Duds, and Landmines, OH MY! (twisted wizard of oz reference, if you didn't get it)
Thank you for reading and looking.
Seriously, try these!
Let me know if you like them as much as we did.