Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Loaded potato cups

Cheesy,oozy, gooey homestyle loaded potato cups

Loaded potato cups 
Ingredients for the cups: 
  • 3 medium sized potatoes (shredded)
  • 3/4 th bowl mozzarella ( or your favourite cheese)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mixed dried herbs (optional)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
Kitchen Equipments Required: Grater, a mixing spoon, muffin tray

Directions: 
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse potatoes and squeeze all the water from them, add cornflour, grated cheese, salt, pepper and herbs, mix everything using a spoon.
  • Grease the muffin tray, spoon the mixture in the cavities, press potato mixture to the bottom and up the sides to form cups.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or till crispy at 200 degree.
While the cups are baking prepare the filling....

Ingredients for filling:
  • 3/4 th cup assorted vegetables, chopped( I used carrots mushrooms, capsicum and corns)
  • 4-5 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 onion chopped 
  • 1/4 bowl crumbled cottage cheese
  • Béchamel sauce ( see recipe here)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup processed cheese grated
  • 1-2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Preparation time:10-15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 5-7 minutes
Kitchen equipments required: a knife, chopping board, grater, a saucepan or a wok, a mixing spoon

Directions
  • Heat olive oil a wok, add minced garlic, sauté for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion, vegetables and crumbled cheese and sauté on medium flame for 3-4 minutes, pour  1/2 cup of béchamel sauce and seasonings and cook again for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Spoon this mixture into the baked potato cups, top it with grated cheese and some bread crumbs and some butter and bake again for 5-7 minutes at 200 degree or till you get nice crispy brown topping.
  • Serve hot.