Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Potato Bombs Recipe

It's more like a potato grenade.
A few days ago my mother came over and mentions she witnessed how to make potato bombs on television. My mind instantly jumps to the concept of mom becoming a Christian Jihadist and filling potatoes with shrapnel to take out her co-baby-boomers at the local YMCA senior bingo and bake-sale. As my fingers begin dialing the FBI, I realized she's talking about actual food and quietly wave my spouse to put away the straight jacket she's collecting from the closet (I have no idea why we have a straight jacket).

Hershey Kisses? No... Bacon  and Potato Kisses.

Potato Bombs are basically stuffed potatoes. You take a paring knife, hollow out the middle, stuff it as you please and then wrap the potato in bacon and bake it (or grill). The attempt illustrated in the photos here show that traditional method, however I have since tried deep frying the cored potato before stuffing and found it even more tasty. So far my favorite combination of potato bombs is stuffed with Velveeta cheese, but it's all up to you. It's so simple, I'm sure you'll find your own combination of potato bombs to make your stomach content. Perhaps we should just call them IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) instead (if this post doesn't get monitored by the CIA, I don't know what would.).

FYI, the insides of the potatoes make great hash-browns, which are a nice snack while waiting for the
bombs to cook in the oven.

Potato Bomb Ingredients


  • Potatoes
  • Sausage
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Green Onion
  • Olive oil & Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. In a bowl combine raw sausage, cheese, and chopped onions.
  2. Using a paring knife cut off one end of the potato then carefully core out the middle of the potato
  3. Use filling in bowl and stuff potato
  4. Wrap potato in bacon.
  5. Place potato on tin-foil and drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  6. Seal foil so that opening of potato is in an upright position, and place vertical in cup-cake pan to prevent potato from falling over.
  7. Bake at 375 F for about 1 hour - 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Alternative method:
  1. Prior to stuffing deep-fry potato until inside is golden brown. 
  2. Stuff with your choice of filling (I loved the un-melted Velveeta)
  3. Continue with above steps 4-6.
  4. Bake at 375 F for about 30 min - 45 min.