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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ham, Cauliflower and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes.

Ham, Cauliflower and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes!!!
The cast of ingredients:
Cauliflower, Two slices smoked Ham, Yellow pepper, Garlic head to roast, Green Onions, Mozzarella Cheese, Dijon Mustard, Cream, Butter, and of course four good sized baking potatoes!!
Salt, Pepper, Dill
Pierce four large potatoes, smear with olive oil, add salt and pepper and bake in a 400 degree oven till soft, skins will be crisp and hold thier shape when you scoop out the potatoes and ready the shells for stuffing!!
Also roast the garlic head, the cauliflower and the yellow pepper at the same time as the potatoes are baking.
Cut up the smoked Ham and saute in skillet till browned and somewhat crispy.
Finely chop green onions.
After ham is cooked, remove from pan, add two tbsp. butter to melt.

To Melted Butter add 2 TBSP of flour to make a roux. Cook mixture and whisk until smooth.
Add enough cream to make a good white sauce. I just eye ball this step!!

Add a good teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, salt and pepper and a teaspoon of dill to the sauce and mix in.
Add a couple cups of Mozzarella shredded cheese and melt into the sauce. It will be nice and thick and cheesey!!
Finely chop up roasted peppers and cauliflower. And mash up the roasted garlic cloves to a paste and add to sauce.
Add ham, peppers, cauliflower, and scooped out potatoes to the cheese sauce and mash the whole mixture together.
Scoop the potato,ham,cauliflower and cheese mixture back into the potato skins in heaping piles!!
Cover stuffed potatoes with more Mozzarella cheese, as much as you like and they are ready to go back into a 400 degree oven and bake again.
Bake potatoes until they are bubbly and the cheese has all melted and browned to a golden colour.
Now all that is left is to enjoy!! These are comfort food extrordinaire!!
Ham, Cauliflower and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes.
4 large baked potatoes, split and scooped out.
1/2 cauliflower. in florets.
1 yellow pepper
1 bunch green onions
1 head of garlic, roasted
2 tbsp butter melted
2 or so tbsp flour
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Dill
salt and pepper
2 cups Mozzarella cheese
2 thick slices smoked Ham.
More Mozzarella Cheese for top of potatoes.
I might try and add these to dlyn's Potato Ho-Down, if it is still active otherwise they are here for you to try.

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