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12 Days of Christmas Day Four – Twice Stuffed Potatoes

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Day Four  is All about Party Food

Day Four of the 12 Days of Christmas is all about Party Foods.  This can be everything from desserts to appetizers.   For today’s post I made some Twice Stuffed Potato appetizers.  They are a comfort food the fussy eaters in your home should recognize and enjoy with just a little extra flavour to make them festive.
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If today is your first day joining the 12 Days of Christmas, welcome enjoy grab a coffee and follow along.   The other party food links are located at the end of my post.

 Meet Your Hosts

They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Shirley~Intelligent Domestications I Alli~An Alli Event I Michelle~Our Crafty Mom I Marie~DIY Adulation 

Erlene~My Pinterventures I Beverly~Across The Blvd. I Debra~Shoppe No. 5 I Victoria~Dazzle While Frazzled

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Leanna~Of Faeries & Fauna I Pam Larmore~P.S. I Love You Crafts I Kelly~North Country Nest I

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Karen~Dragonfly and Lily Pads I Trisha~Blowing Away Out West Lorrin~Embrace The Perfect Mess I

Terri~Christmas Tree Lane I Sam~Raggedy Bits I Cyn~Creative Cynchronicity  Valeria~Val Event Gal 

Yami~The Latina Next Door I Jeannee~Centsably Creative I Tania~Little Vintage Cottage

 Lauren~Wonderfully Made I Vanessa~DIY 180 I Kimberly~A Wonderful Thought I

Kim~Everyday Parties  I Dru~Polka Dot Poplars

Here’s a secret…..  I don’t usually make turkey for Christmas.    When it was my turn to host the big dinner I did the whole turkey thing, but my three sons and I always celebrated Christmas with all kinds of home made appetizers.

My family has their favorites, a cheeseball, chicken wings, spicy ribs, shrimp dip, but then every year I make several new varieties so that everyone gets something I know they will enjoy.

This appetizer recipe is geared towards the meat and potato men in my life.  It’s comfort food with a little flare snuck in with chorizo and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Appetizer Sized Twice Baked Potatoes with Chorizo

This recipe makes 24 appetizers, served warm.  I like to pair them with a spicy meatball or ribs.

Ingredients

24  yellow fleshed small potatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp thyme

salt and pepper to taste

6 tbsp of fresh chives chopped

1 link of chorizo sausage (about 4 oz)

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup coursely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

 

Prep the Potatoes

Place parchment paper on a cooking sheet and preheat your oven to 425 F.

Choose your potatoes so they are all a similar size,  rinse and place in a bowl.

Note – take a peek at the potatoes while still in the store.  I grabbed a bag not checking and only a half of them were large enough to use.  I ended up only making 16 appetizers instead of the 24.

Add the olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper.  Toss until the potatoes are coated.  Place on a sheet and roast for about 25 minutes or until nicely tender.
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Remove the potatoes from the oven and let cool about ten minutes so they are easy to handle.

Make the Filling

While the potatoes are cooling,  dice and fry the chorizo. Chop the chives and grate the cheese.  Set aside.
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Wash your hands, then with a small knife cut the top and a little bit of the bottom off of each potato . The bottom is cut off just a little bit so the baby potatoes will stand up on a plate.  If you prefer you can cut the top of lengthwise and they will look like mini baked potatoes.

Carefully scoop out most of the insides and place into a small bowl.  I have very small teaspoons I use for this.  If you can’t find a small enough spoon use the handle portion or a melon baller.

Toss or snack on the little sliced off tops.

Leave a little bit of the toppings off to the side and place all the rest of the chorizo, cheese and chives in with the potatoes and sour cream.  Mash together very well.  Taste and add more pepper if you like.

Bake and Serve

Using the same small spoon place the potato mixture back into the potatoes.  I like to put my stuffed potato in a pan with sides to help them stand up while baking.
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Bake at 450  F for about ten minutes.

Serve on a platter or individually.

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These can be made a day ahead,  just place them covered in the fridge before the second baking.  To finish let them get to room temperature and then bake  at 450 F.

Let me know if you plan on trying these appetizers for the holidays.  Or what your holiday plans are.   I enjoy hearing from you.

Here are the other links from my friends.  I am sure you will find several you like.

Leanna

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9 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Day Four – Twice Stuffed Potatoes

    1. They were a little more fiddly to make than their full-sized potato cousins, but they looked much fancier and more festive to me.

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