Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Potato cups with Herbed Yogurt



I haven't done any shopping after we came home from our trip to Çanakkale so today when I was thinking what to have for lunch, I remembered a recipe from Once upon a plate where similar potato cups/nests were served with cream cheese and smoked salmon. But I filled them with what I had in a fridge... yogurt, herbs, cucumber, lemon... almost zazziki... But not completely!!! If you decide to make these potato cups - be creative!!!

What do we need:

2 new potatoes ( they are just much more delicious!!!)
olive oil for brushing muffin tray
salt and pepper
crushed dried rosemary

for the filling:

4 table spoons of natural yogurt
1 cucumber
a bunch of herbs ( I used mint, parsley, dill and thyme)
some spring onion
salt and pepper
2 tbps of lemon juice
1 tbps of olive oil

What we have to do:

1. Wash and scrub new potato skin. Cut potatoes in stripes or use a special cutter.
2. Season with salt, pepper and rosemary. Brush muffin tray with oil and place some of potato stripes into each hole. Shape a cup with your hands. Don't try to make them perfect as the worse the shape, the better they look!!!

3. Preheat the oven 190C and place the tray for 20 min. After taking out leave the cups in a tray for about 10 min. - it will keep the shape better!

4. Make the yogurt filling. Grate the cucumber and drain the juice. Mix with salt and pepper, chopped herbs, spring onion. Then add yogurt, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix it well and fill in the cups. Garnish with dill or cucumber. I believe that radish would go well, too. Enjoy!!!
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4 comments:

  1. That's so festive looking. I missed it on Once Upon a Plate.

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  2. I love these. What a great idea. I will be making these.

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  3. This idea was in my head for a while!!! Finally realized! And absolutely delicious!!!

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