Turn "jacket potatoes" into irresistible potato salad bites. Capers offer a twist on traditional relish; they're actually pickled flower buds and add bright, briny flavor to this appetizer.
12 small red potatoes, halved (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons finely chopped drained capers
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Combine potatoes and oil; toss to coat. Arrange potatoes, cut sides down, in a single layer on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Turn potatoes; bake 10 minutes. Remove and cool 20 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high.
Using a paring knife, carefully cut a circle in the cut side of potatoes. Using a melon baller or small spoon, remove pulp from potato, leaving a thin shell. Combine pulp, sour cream, 1 tablespoon chives, and next 5 ingredients (through pepper). Evenly fill potato shells with filling; sprinkle with cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
Broil potatoes for 2 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.
Made these a couple of times, and they went over well. Scooping out the potato and stuffing the shells was easier than I expected. The 2nd time I made them, I forgot the butter and couldn't even tell the difference! They add a nice variety to a party spread.
This is a great appetizer and/or side dish. I eliminated the capers as we do not care for them and I used fresh parsley rather than the chives as that is what I had on hand. I froze the leftovers and they reheated very nicely.
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