Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Rosie Makes Potato Cups.

I hate to admit it, but I got this idea from Melissa d'Arabian on The Next Food Network Star. And why does she pronounce her name "DEE-Arabian" instead of dArabian? My body wanted a carb fix and as you know I'm very in tune with my body. What my body wants, it gets.
I sliced potatoes very thinly with my Cuisinart Mandoline. I'm able to slice potatoes with this gadget but not much else. If you look at reviews of this product, they are not favorable. I could buy a no-brainer unassembled bookcase at IKEA and it would have more instructions than this gizmo. One of these days, I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and figure this thing out.
I took my little potato slices and layered them with mozzarella and Swiss cheese and sage and thyme.
Add some salt and pepper. Top with cheese. Pour in heavy cream to fill the muffin cups. Just pretend the cream is in the cups.
I baked in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, until the cheese was nicely browned and everything bubbly.
These are pretty little muffin cups full of yumminess and flavor.
I scooped them out with a spoon ...
... and they stayed together. This is what I call a Happy Meal. It's rich with cream. It's comfy with potato. It's tasty with herbs. It's smooth with cheeses. And I believe endorphins were released. Potato cups and whole wheat pasta with pesto. Carb overload. I know. But my body was screaming for this. Like I said, my body is a temple, and when it talks to me I listen. And eat accordingly.


Donna-FFW said...

Ive seen these around food blogdom, now with YOUR seal of approval, I will try them. Hve you thought of trying her potato torte? Others have raved about that too..

Have to get me a mandoline.. dont have one. Im too much of a klutz to cut them this thinly wothout help. Well that, and my forever broken right thumb.

My grpenut ice cream is waiting to be wipped a second time as we 'speak' XXOO

Donna-FFW said...

Can you tell by my spelling I am on my first cup of coffee..