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Potato skins with blue cheese and spinach

I love potatoes: mashed, fried, au gratin… But most of all I like baked potatoes, either plain ones which I eat with yummy condiments, or pre-stuffed like these ones with blue cheese. I liked them, a lot. The original recipe is from Arla, but I adjusted the amounts (moooore cheese….). Enjoy!

    Potato skins with blue cheese and spinach
    (Serves 2)

    2 large baking potatoes (about 600 gr)
    150 gr fresh spinach
    3 garlic cloves
    1 tbsp butter
    190 gr gräddädelost (Swedish creamy blue cheese, read more about it here)
    200 ml crème fraiche light
    Maldon sea salt
    Pepper

    Bake the 2 potatoes in the oven until done. This will take about 1 hour in 200 degrees C.

    Chop the garlic and fry it butter together with the spinach. Grate the cheese coarsely and combine with crème fraiche and the spinach.

    Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh. Make sure that the skins remain intact. Mash the potato flesh and combine with the spinach mixture. Salt and pepper the mixture. Fill the skins and bake them in the upper part of the oven at 250 degrees C for about 10 minutes. Serve with a salad.

7 Responses to “Potato skins with blue cheese and spinach”

  1. ilva
    October 16th, 2006 14:08
    1

    Great idea! Potatoes rule!

  2. Pille
    October 16th, 2006 15:36
    2

    I love Arla recipes, but hadn’t seen this one before. Looks delicious!

  3. Anne
    October 16th, 2006 17:13
    3

    Yuuuuum. I just had dinner, and still this makes me hungry :)

  4. Dagmar
    October 16th, 2006 18:22
    4

    Ilva: Yes, potatoes definately rule! :-)

    Pille: I agree. Arla has many nice recipes and this is indeed very good.

    Anne: :-) Myself I’m drooling over your baguettes :-)

  5. Scott at Real Epicurean
    October 17th, 2006 02:39
    5

    Potato skins are great (especially now, in Autumn), and this is a really novel filling.

    Of course I’m going to have to substitute the cheese for a variety I can buy locally, but I will still try it.

  6. Simonetta
    October 17th, 2006 22:22
    6

    Hi Dagmar.
    I love potatoes too and I love cheese. Funny that my blog today is about cheese (and I did not read you blog before). We share some common passion… I will try your recipe with Gorgonzola (I luuuve it). ;-)

  7. Dagmar
    October 20th, 2006 12:32
    7

    Scott: I’m curious which cheese you’ll use!

    Simonetta: Cheese is great! Gorgonzola as filling sounds lovely!

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