PARTNER POST: Reinvent classic potato dishes to create a new holiday tradition. This year, forget the tried and true recipes and show off your cooking skills with a twist on an old favorite.
Buttery puff pastry bites are filled with capicola, a cured meat, and topped with soft mashed potatoes before being baked to perfection. A blissful holiday appetizer.
By Stacey M Doyle
Potatoes have to be the most well-known and versatile root vegetable. Every child has been introduced to the classic mashed potatoes, which eventually evolves into garlic mashed potatoes. Fast forward ten or more years and those potatoes begin to make bold statements on those grown-up palates.
Not only are potato gorgeous in recipes, they are most definitely nutritious!
- They are a complex-carbohydrate, providing a main source of energy for you body.
- Only 20% of the potatoes nutrition is found in the skin, most of the potassium and vitamin C are in the potatoes flesh, so enjoy it all!
- One medium potato contains about 45% of the daily value of vitamin C plus there is more potassium than you will find in bananas, spinach or broccoli.
- They contain antioxidants.
Try this wonderful holiday appetizer, Whipped Potato and Capicola Bites. The appetizer starts with a puff pastry shell, is topped off with capicola (dried cured meat) for added flavor, and then is finished with insanely gorgeous mashed potatoes. Bake and you have a stunningly delicious bite!
For more nutritional information and beautiful recipes for potatoes, click the banner above. And check out the recipe for Danish holiday potatoes below.Print
A Southern girl with a taste for travel, Stacey takes inspiration from her global pantry and cooks with a sense of adventure. Now she’s raising her three young children to appreciate a wide world of food, even if she doesn’t always tell them exactly what they’re eating. Stacey is the food photographer, writer and creator of Little Figgy Food. She's also addicted to coffee. Addicted to olives. Fairly obsessed with dark chocolate.