Potato Mice

Recipe Summary

  • Preparation: Easy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 MicroBaker Organic Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • &frac13 cup milk
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • To Decorate:
  • radishes
  • green onions
  • chives
  • raisins
  • cherry tomatoes

Preparation

  • Following MicroBaker potato instructions on the package, place unopened, sealed MicroBaker potatos in the microwave. Do NOT put puncture holes in the wrap! Cooking 2 potatoes at a time, on HIGH, cook 12-14 minutes. Cooking times may vary. Potatoes may whistle in microwave. Use caution when removing MicroBaker potatoes from the microwave, they will be hot! Pull easy open strip and let cool.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your broiler.
  • When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut off the tops and carefully scoop out the soft potato centers. You can throw away the tops (or eat them).
  • Mash the soft centers with the butter, milk, three quarters of the cheese, salt and pepper. Then put the mixture back into the potato skins.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the potatoes and cook under the broiler for a few minutes until golden.
  • Make a nose and whiskers with half a tomato held in place with a toothpick and chives tucked behind it.
  • Finish decorating with raisin eyes, radish ears, and green onion tails.

Source: Mom and Me Cookbook by Annabel Karmel