What I love about these Loaded “Irish” Potato Bites aside from the fact that they are bite sized stuffed potatoes is how handy dandy there are for outdoor celebrating. There are perfect for tailgating, and in my opinion, parade parties are a bit like tailgating. Tents, food you eat with your hands, excited anticipation of something happening…yep, similar.
Our Baton Rouge St. Patrick’s Day parade is this weekend and these guys have made the cut. They’re easy to make and fun and delicious to eat. Garnished with a bit of chives and you’ve got some green incorporated as well.
- 20 red potatoes, small
- 1/2 cup Corned Beef, chopped
- 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Sour Cream, (topping, optional)
- Chives, chopped (garnish , optional)
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the potatoes and boil until fork tender. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each one in half and a small slice off the rounded end so that the potato can sit upright.
- Scoop out the inside of the potato halves and place into a bowl. Add the cheese, corned beef, and butter to the potato bowl. Salt and pepper. Scoop the potato mixture into the potato halves and place on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, add a dollop of sour cream and chives if desired.
They pair well with the Corned Beef sliders as both an appetizer and side dish and because you’ll likely have some leftover corned beef, too!
I haven’t quite decided what I’m doing for a dessert or if I’ll do something fun for a beverage, but here’s some things I’ve done in the past:
Are you celebrating this weekend? Have anything traditional you serve each year?