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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Stuffed Potato (Mexican style)

Stuffed Mexican Potato- a very tempting and delicious dish when served hot.

I learnt this recipe from my sister in law Shruti. I became fan of this dish from the day one. Easy to prepare and ingredients easily available which is what makes stuffed potatoes my favourite and don’t forget to add on the yummy baked taste of potato and cheese with Mexican flavours.

So here’s how I made my Sunday, cooking my favourite dish...  Try it and it will be your favourite too...

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12 potatoes

What goes in it:

Potato, boiled- 6 small sized
Tomato, finely chopped- 1 small sized
Onion, finely chopped- 1 small sized
Garlic- ½ tbl spn
Oregano- ¼ tbl spn
Chilly Flakes- ¼ tbl spn
Mixed Herbs- ¼ tbl spn
Salt- to taste
Oil- 1 tbl spn
Butter- 2 tbl spn
Cheese, grated- ½ cup
Coriander, chopped- ½ cup

How did I make it:

Wash and peel the skin of potatoes. Cut them into halves lengthwise so that you can make proper scooped potatoes.

[Foodies Note:  Take small and medium sized round potatoes so that it can be scooped meticulously.]

Boil them in water with a pinch of salt in it. Don’t make them too mushy. After it is boiled drain off the water and scoop the potato with the help of a spoon. Keep them aside.

Scooped Potato

While potatoes are being boiled and let cooled prepare for stuffing. Finely chop tomatoes, onions and coriander leaves.

In a small kadai take little oil and sauté garlic till it turns brown. Add onions and potato to it and sauté for about 1-2 minutes. Now put in oregano, chilly flakes, mixed herbs and little salt. Add chopped coriander leaves to it and mix them all well. Let it cook for about 2 minutes. The kitchen will be filled with tasty aromatic flavours.
[Foodies Note: Add little salt as you are going to use cheese and butter which have salty taste.]

Ready Stuffing

Keep it aside and start preparing for roasting potatoes. Take a pan and switch off the stove. Apply butter to halved potatoes. And roast both the sides of potato on it on low flame till they become golden brown.

Roast first side

Turn them and roast second side

Lay them on a plate
Stuff the scooped potatoes with the prepared filling. .

Top is off with the grated cheese

Bake the stuffed potatoes in the pan on low flame. 

Close the lid. Bake till you can see tempting melted cheese. This will take about 5 minutes.

Serve this Mexican style stuffed potatoes hot to your family/ friends/ guests and have fun with mouthful of stuffed potato. 


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