Thursday, July 2

Super Loaded Baked Potato

I know you can't really tell what this is just from the picture. It looks like a big pile of....stuff. And thats exactly what it is, a big pile of stuff on top of a hot, round, creamy yukon gold potato. Mmmm.. This was actually Adam's idea. He used to eat baked potatoes with these toppings when he lived in New Orleans. I trust his taste, and to be honest it sounded so amazing that I couldn't resist — melted cheddar, cool sour cream, soft caramelized onions, and sauteed woody mushrooms. Whoa.

Oh my, you know what would make this the ultimate baked potato? A fried egg on top. Ok, I need to stop now.

Loaded Baked Potato
1 yellow onion, sliced
8oz mushrooms, I used button
1 yukon potato, Idaho is fine too
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream

1 Slice onion and saute over medium heat until light brown in color. Season and set aside.
2 Prick potato with fork all over, wrap in a paper towel and heat in microwave for 6 minutes depending on size of potato.
3 While the potato is in the microwave, in the same pan, saute the mushrooms, season and set aside.
4 The potato should be ready at about the same time as the mushrooms.
5 Now its time to assemble the loaded baked potato. You can do it any way you please. We split open the potato, covered it with cheddar, dolloped with sour cream, next the caramelized onions, mushrooms, more cheese and if you're like me, a couple of snippets of green onions just for some color.

Note: These pictures aren't the same, I just couldn't choose which I like more! :)
I am also submitting this recipe to BSI hosted this week by Doggy Bloggy at Chez What?

19 comments:

doggybloggy said...

you should submit this to the BSI (blogger secret ingredient) I am hosting this week - the ingredient is potato....

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Zoe,

Can you come live with me and be my personal chef? PLEASE! I love everything you do!

Kerstin said...

Looks like the ultimate comfort food to me - yum! I especially love the caramelized onions on top.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yummmm i always love "more is more" principal...so i adore your baked potatoes with loads of topping. yum!

girlichef said...

amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing! Baked potatoes just the way I crave them....midnight is an okay time to eat one, right? right? :P

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! that's one amazing baked potato!

maybelles mom said...

Yes for sure to the egg!

Cucinista said...

I just had dinner... thought I wasn't hungry... saw your blog... yep, hungry again.

Marta said...

Baked potatoes are just a great canvas, a great foundation to pile more flavor onto! This looks delicious, the mushrooms are a winning addition!

Sylvia said...

What a wonderful recipe, i love potatoes.And what a beautiful blog you have !!!

Ingrid said...

Yum, yum, never thought to add mushrooms to the mix. I'm out on the onions but my kiddos would love 'em and the mushrooms added to their taters!
~ingrid

Donna-FFW said...

Oh I had to come over and tell you how delicious this looks. I saw it at Christo's site. It looks perfect!

Chaya said...

Mushrooms, onions, potatoes and eggs - what a person hopes for.

Chef Fresco said...

That's one very delicious looking pile of stuff!

nutmegnanny said...

This looks great! I can just imagine how delicious this tastes!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, yummy! baked potatoes are fantastic and yours looks so scrumptious!

cheers,

Rosa

Olga said...

LOVE potato & mushroom combo! In Russia we used to just put sauteed mushrooms and onions on top of boiled potatoes and drizzle with sunflower oil.

Hannah said...

Those look incredible... And seriously, who doesn't love potatoes? For me though, I pile them high with caramelized onions. Mmm!

nora@ffr said...

m loving ye photography :D these potatoes sound delish :)