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Baked Potato Stuffed With Mushrooms Flavoured With Brandy And Cream

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Ingredients
  Potatoes 4 Large
  Butter 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Sea salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  White button mushrooms 1 Pound (450 Gram)
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Brandy 4 Tablespoon
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Double cream 4 Tablespoon
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Corn flour 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly grated
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, freshly chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash the potatoes well
2. Dry them thoroughly
3. Clean and dry the mushrooms and trim off all the parts of the stalk that are sandy or earthy. Leave small mushrooms whole

MAKING
4. Prepare the potatoes by wrapping them in foil
5. Place the potatoes in a baking dish and bake for 1 hour at 400°F/200°C (Gas Mark 6).
6. Remove the potatoes from the oven
7. Then cut in half lengthways and scoop out all the pulp.
8. Set the pulp aside in a bowl and mash it or sieve it with butter to form a smooth puree
9. Add salt and pepper
10. Add the mashed potatoes to the piping bag and carefully pipe a border around each potato shell. Leave a central cavity around each one that has to be filled with sauce.
11. In a large saucepan, heat the butter
12. Add the onions and cook till they are brown
13. Cook gently for four minutes or till done
14. Collect the juice that is formed in a separate saucepan.
15. Boil for three minutes until reduced by half.
16. Add the brandy, saffron and cream and boil for 4 minutes until syrupy. Add the lemon juice.
17. Blend the cornflour (cornstarch) with 4 tablespoons of water and stir this into the sauce.
18. Cook to thicken.
19. Check the seasoning and add nutmeg.

FINALIZING
20. Place some mushrooms and some sauce into the cavity of each potato.

SERVING
21. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Mushroom
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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