These little Irish Potato Bites are a simple and delicious appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day!
Just a few more days until we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Have you picked out your green to wear? I’m going to admit I don’t go all out for the holiday but I sure do love some of the food that you get to make to celebrate it. This year I’m making my Mint Oreo Layered Dessert, with whipped cream, mint Oreos, cream cheese, and pudding. Yum!! But before we get to dessert my sweetie and I go traditional with corned beef for dinner. Now, I say traditional but you know I always like to do something a little different, right? Life would be boring without giving our favorites a little twist sometimes!
Last year I made Corned Beef Cabbage rolls, and with the extra corned beef I made these simple Irish Potato Bites that I shared over at White Lights on Wednesday. They were such a hit that I wanted to make sure you got the recipe before St. Patrick’s Day.
They are easy to make, super cute, and tasty, little bites of corned beef goodness. You start by boiling small red potatoes until they are fork tender. Don’t over cook them because you want them to be able to hold up to being cut open and stuffed. When the potatoes are cooked and have had time to cool cut them in half and scoop out the middle. Save the scooped out potato in a small bowl for later. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of the potato (making sure not to go into the hollow part!) to give it a flat bottom to sit on.
Once all of the potato halves are scooped out take that bowl of saved potato centers and add to it 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of diced corned beef, and 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Press the mixture into each potato half and then place them on a baking sheet and pop them in a 400°F oven for 10 minutes.
- 20 Red Potatoes, small (golf ball size)
- ½ c Corned Beef
- ¼ c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1 Tbsp Butter, melted
- Sour cream (optional)
- Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
- Add potatoes and boil until they are fork tender.
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Once potatoes are cooked and have cooled cut each one in half and cut a small slice off of the rounded end so the potato can sit up.
- Scoop out the inside of each potato half saving the potato insides in a bowl.
- Add cheese, corned beef, butter to the bowl with the saved potato insides.
- Salt mixture to taste. Also sprinkle some salt over the potato halves.
- Scoop mixture into potato halves and then place them on a baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet in oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
When they come out of the oven you basically have one of the best potato skins you’ve ever had, filled with the flavors of St. Patrick’s Day! Add a dollop of sour cream on top and pop them in your mouth. They will be gone before you know it!
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