Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Easter "Eggs" (This one's fun!)

Well Easter is on it's way, and quicker than you think!  How do these Easter "Eggs" look to you?  Pretty yum and a lot of fun, I 'd say! Take a look at the recipe below from the Idaho Potato Commission

Easter Egg Idaho® Potatoes

Yield: Serves 8


  • 8 small Idaho® potatoes (about 4 - 5 ounces)
  • Shortening (optional)
  • 1/2 cup light dairy sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 2 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk (optional)
  • 2 hard cooked eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • Fresh chives, cut to desired length


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.  Scrub potatoes with a brush; pat dry. Prick potatoes in 2 or 3 places with a fork. (If desired, for softer skins, rub potatoes with shortening or wrap in foil to “steam”.)   
  2. Place potatoes in a shallow baking pan. Bake potatoes, uncovered, for 40 to 50 or until tender. Remove from oven; cool slightly for easier handling.
  3. Cut a thin crosswise slice off both ends of each baked potato. Carefully scoop pulp from each potato leaving a 3/4 inch shell. Add pulp to bowl; set shells aside.
  4. Mash the potato pulp. Stir in sour cream or yogurt, cheese, snipped chives, mustard, salt, and pepper. (If necessary, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to achieve desired consistency.) Stir in hard-cooked eggs. Carefully spoon potato mixture into shells. Stand the potato "eggs" upright in a 2 quart rectangular or square baking dish.
  5. Bake potatoes, uncovered, in  425°F oven for about 20 minutes or until heated through and tops are set.   Garnish with fresh chives (or other fresh herbs).

Estimated Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
185 cal., 5 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 64 mg chol., 266 mg sodium, 29 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 7 g pro. Daily Values: 5% vit. A, 29% vit. C, 7% calcium, 10% iron.

I'll certainly be giving them a go when the family are around, and if you try them, let me know what you think.    I plan to show you some more Easter Potato ideas in the coming week.  Keep checking in!


  1. Very cute idea..might have to see if I can make them for my take to Easter dinner item...

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Thank YOU for taking a look Tonya! Happy Easter to you. Jane


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