Stuffed Potatoes With Ham, Thyme, And Gruyere
|Russet potatoes||4 Large, washed|
|Extra-virgin olive oil||1 Tablespoon (A Drizzle)|
|Extra-virgin olive oil||1 Tablespoon (Once Around The Pan)|
|Shallots||2 , chopped|
|Baked ham||1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1/4-inch strips (From Deli, 1/8-Inch Thick Slices)|
|Gruyere cheese||1⁄2 Pound, shredded|
|Butter||2 Tablespoon (In Small Pieces)|
|Milk/Half-and-half||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Thyme sprig||6 , leaves stripped and chopped to make 2 tablespoons|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
1) Preheat broiler to high with oven rack 6 inches from heat source.
2) In a large bowl add potatoes. Drizzle oil over potatoes and rub well.
3) Pierce potatoes with a fork.
4) Place on Microwave high for and cook 12 minutes until tender.
5) Lets stand the potatoes for 5 minutes until cool.
6) Halve potatoes from center and scoop out potato flesh in a bowl.
7) Keep the skins aside on a nonstick baking sheet.
8) Heat a small skillet over medium heat.
9) Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add shallots and sautÃ© for 2 to 3 minutes until bits are just tender.
10) In a mixing bowl, add cooked potato, shallots, ham strips, cheese, butter, milk or half-and-half, thyme, and salt and pepper.
11) Using a potato masher or fork, combine the mixture but not entirely lump-free.
12) Scoop mixture into skins and broil for 2 or 3 minutes till lightly brown on top.
13) Serve hot.
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 309
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35 g53.4%
Saturated Fat 16.3 g81.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 81.3 mg27.1%
Sodium 354.2 mg14.8%
Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.5%
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.6%
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 33 g66.9%
Vitamin A 20.9% Vitamin C 23.8%
Calcium 64.4% Iron 11.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet