I was looking for a fun potato recipe, when I stumbled on a recipe called Mayflower Potatoes! What is more Thanksgiving than the Mayflower?!! We tried it. I have no idea why that is the name other than the fact that the half of potato could look like a boat? Em.
This recipe was rather bland. My guests (can you believe I served an unknown recipe to guests?!) thought they were good. At least that is what they said. If there was more salt and cheese, I would have liked these much better.
Bottom line, if you don’t like mashed potatoes, this would be fun, especially with a sage leaf “sail”, but I think I am sticking with the traditional. How about you?
- 6 potatoes, medium sized
- 1/2 c. finely chopped ham or bacon
- 1/4 c. heavy cream or a white sauce
- 1 egg yolk
- Optional: sharp shredded cheese, garlic, parsley, sauteed mushrooms, etc
- Bake potatoes for 30 minutes at 450.
- Let cool slightly and cut in half lengthwise. (or you could just lop off the top of your potato for bigger boats).
- Scoop out the center leaving a thick shell and cut removed portion into small cubes. Mix with the ham and cream (also adding any optional ingredients you would like) and fill the boats.
- Place boats in a buttered dish and brush with beaten egg yolk.
- Continue to bake at 450 until golden brown and tender.
Here is the mixture. It is quite dry. I would also add more cream if you waistline can handle it!
And here are the scooped out potato skins. I wasn’t awesome at this, but they tasted fine!