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muenster cheese and potatoes?

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LuluTheMagnificent Jun 12, 2007 08:17 PM

Hi,

I do not feel like going out. All I have is muenster cheese, potatoes, onions. I was going to cook it all up. How would muenster cheese taste with potatoes baked?

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    Old Spice RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jun 12, 2007 09:43 PM

    Sounds like the makings for some good comfort food to me. I'm thinking: while your potato bakes, caramelize the onions and grate the cheese. When the potato is done, remove potato from the skin, mash with the caramelized onions (a little butter wouldn't hurt either) and put back in the skin. Top with the cheese and pop it under the broiler until the cheese melts.

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      taryn RE: Old Spice Jun 12, 2007 09:50 PM

      great idea! my brother taught me this technique too and it's the only way i eat baked potatoes now

    2. carswell RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jun 13, 2007 09:57 AM

      You don't specify which kind of potatoes you have. If boiling potatoes, and especially if small (golf ball-size) new potatoes, here's what I do:
      - Boil or steam the spuds in their jackets until tender but firm.
      - Slice while warm and pile into a buttered baking dish.
      - Top with grated or thinly sliced muenster cheese. Sprinkle with whole cumin seeds.
      - Run under the broiler until the cheese melts.

      A great dinner with a green salad and a perfect match for a bottle of Gewurztraminer.

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        LuluTheMagnificent RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jun 13, 2007 01:19 PM

        I don't know which of these to make. Both sound good. I ended up eating a sandwich instead last night. I have russet baking potatoes.

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          carswell RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jun 13, 2007 01:30 PM

          "I have russet baking potatoes."

          Go with the twice-baked potatoes, then. If you felt like it, you could sprinkle some cumin seed on top before returning them to the oven. Also, if your muenster's on the soft and runny side, freezing it for a half an hour or so will make grating easier.

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            LuluTheMagnificent RE: carswell Jun 13, 2007 04:38 PM

            I made this and it was delicious! I baked the potatoes, scooped the insides into a bowl, I fried one piece of bacon, chopped it up, added it to the potato mix, I also added the cooked onions, a dab of sour cream, a little butter, salt, pepper, papika, the cumin seeds and cheese! I stirred it all up and put it back in the potatoes and baked it on high! It was GOOD!!! Thank you!

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