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Subject: Calgary Cook-In Potatoes
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From: Samantha Demidavicius 
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 16:51:57 GMT
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I served this recipe for the brunch for out-of-towners on Sunday
morning.  I wasn't going to post it, as I really messed it up.  The
first time I made this recipe, everyone loved it but couldn't taste
the "blue" cheese.  This time I bought Roquefort and didn't add enough
sour cream.  As I don't do cheese, I didn't realize how strong it was.
The first time, most of the salt fell off, this time it stayed on and
it was way too much.    Somewhere there is a happy medium and I will
continue to make this recipe until I get it right - perhaps following
the recipe would be a start in the right direction!  Oh well!

Mini Baked Potatoes with Blue Cheese

20 	small new potatoes
4	tbsp vegetable oil
	coarse salt
1/2 	cup sour cream
1	oz blue cheese
2	tbsp chopped fresh chives

1.  Heat the oven to 350F.  Wash and dry the potatoes.  Pour the oil
into a bowl.  Add the potatoes and toss to coat well with oil.

2.  Dip the potatoes in the coarse salt to coat lightly (repeat,
lightly!).  Spread out the potatoes on a baking sheet.  Bake for 45-50
minutes until tender.

3.  In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and blue cheese.

4. Cut a cross in the top of each potato.  Press gently with your
fingers to open the potato.

5.  Top each potato with a dollop of the cheese mixture.  It will melt
down into the potato nicely.  Sprinkle  with chives and serve hot or
at room temperature.


Makes 20

This recipe was taken from a cookbook simply called "Potato",  Alex
Barker with recipes by Sally Mansfield.

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From: not[at]applicable.ca (hahabogus)
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 18:00:15 GMT
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Samantha Demidavicius wrote:
>4. Cut a cross in the top of each potato.  Press gently with your
>fingers to open the potato.

being a confused fellow i'll ask a question. Are the potatoes in step 4 
cooked? To me it could go either way...maybe. Well it could.

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 23:34:27 GMT
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hahabogus wrote:
> being a confused fellow i'll ask a question. Are the potatoes in step 4
> cooked? To me it could go either way...maybe. Well it could.

You wouldn't have been so confused had you shown up for the brunch!!!

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From: MareCat 
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 21:06:28 -0500
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hahabogus wrote:
> being a confused fellow i'll ask a question. Are the potatoes in step 4
> cooked? To me it could go either way...maybe. Well it could.

> Samantha Demidavicius wrote:
>
> >1.  Heat the oven to 350F.  Wash and dry the potatoes.  Pour the oil
> >into a bowl.  Add the potatoes and toss to coat well with oil.
> >
> >2.  Dip the potatoes in the coarse salt to coat lightly (repeat,
> >lightly!).  Spread out the potatoes on a baking sheet.  Bake for 45-50
> >minutes until tender.

There's your answer...

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From: Harry A. Demidavicius 
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 04:55:43 GMT
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hahabogus wrote:
>being a confused fellow i'll ask a question. Are the potatoes in step 4 
>cooked? To me it could go either way...maybe. Well it could.

My dear confused Alan - I suppose it /they could.  If you had
been here :0) -  [you should have been], you would have seen
'small new potatoes',which are the size of a ping-pong ball.
Believe they were raw going into the oven.
And yes, Sam, you made the "pants too long", as that old song
goes, or, in this case - the cheese too strong.

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 22:09:02 GMT
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Harry A. Demidavicius wrote:
> My dear confused Alan - I suppose it /they could.  If you had
> been here :0) -  [you should have been], 

Not confused Harry, at least about Spuds. Must be another Alan.

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From: Harry A. Demidavicius 
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 05:07:45 GMT
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Alan Zelt wrote:
>Not confused Harry, at least about Spuds. Must be another Alan.

Correct. Not you , Alan - the Winnipeg Alan [Hahahbogus]

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 06:18:06 GMT
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Harry A. Demidavicius wrote:
> Correct. Not you , Alan - the Winnipeg Alan [Hahahbogus]

Well that explains all. Winnipeg,eh?

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 23:31:43 GMT
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Samantha Demidavicius wrote:
> I served this recipe for the brunch for out-of-towners on Sunday
> morning.  I wasn't going to post it, as I really messed it up.

No matter what you say, it tasted great.

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From: Melba's Jammin' 
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 13:19:31 GMT
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Samantha Demidavicius wrote:
> Mini Baked Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Those potatoes were *great*, Samantha!  I'm not nuts for Roquefort/blue 
cheese, but I enjoyed those.  Didn't notice the fallen salt.  Just 
bought a carton of baby new potatoes at the local farmers market 
yesterday.


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