Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stuffed potatoes

I was just looking for another way of serving poultry and had a bag of potatoes which desperately needed to be used. So a very easy and fast dish which reminded me of traditional Lithuanian potato dumplings - Cepelinai. I'm just not into making real Cepelinai as it's so time consuming and the taste is quite bland. Well, I prefer flavourful food rather than it's sentimental value.

What you need:

3 big potatoes
300 gr of ground chicken or turkey
salt and pepper to taste
fresh rosemary
2 tbsp of ketchup
1 onion
1 egg
some chopped parsley
some olive oil

What you have to do:

1. Peel potatoes, cut in half and scrub the inside, leaving the shell to be stuffed.
2. Mix ground meat with ketchup, salt, pepper, chopped onion, rosemary and parsley, egg. Mix it well and stuff the potatoes.
3. Take a casserole dish, brush with olive oil and place stuffed potatoes. Pour about 100 ml of water or chicken stock to reduce potato cooking time. However, it's optional. Add some extra rosemary and put in a pre-heated oven 175C for about 30 min.
4. Serve with your favourite vegetable salad. Enjoy!
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