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Potato baskets-what to fill it with? Need suggestions

I saw a recipe for potato baskets made from shredded potatoes in mini muffin pans. I would love to serve these for NYE, but what would I fill them with? I can't use any fish...

Thanks for your suggestions!

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  1. The first thing I think of is mashed potatoes like a twice baked potato.
    Then again creme fraiche with caviar (assuming caviar is not a fish to you)
    or cheese and prosciutto with some green onion like a potato skin.

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    1. re: ROCKLES

      I would love the creme fraiche caviar idea but unfortunately the people I'm spending NYE with do not eat any fish. What cheese would you put with the prosciutto that wouldn't make it too salty? Parmesan or Romano would be too salty and mozz would be too bland, no?

      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        mozz or jack would be my first choice, then maybe a bit of herbs to flavor.
        cheddar would work great too and could stand up to the prosciutto, just don't over do it

    2. Maybe use them as shells for quiche. I have never had poutine but if that sort of thing works for you, could add cheese curds and gravy.

      1. How about a little pulled pork and a dab of coleslaw, or a bit of shredded brisket, dot of cranberry and sour cream; corned beef with a dab of sauerkraut mixed with Russian dressing. If you want to skip the meat, maybe thinking of a take on the applesauce and sour cream toppings for latkes - applesauce would probably make them soggy but maybe a little shredded apple salad with horseradish and sour cream dressing. You could also do kielbasa, caramelized onions and sour cream, even a dab of purple cabbage for color, to go for a pierogi sort of idea.

        1. - creamed spinach topped with some type of sliced grilled meat and garnished with beet

          - applesauce with a touch of sour cream or the like

          - beef or lamb stew topped with caramelized onions and parsley

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          1. re: Feed Me

            Thanks for all the great suggestions...but these are mini muffin pans, will anything but the applesauce or sour cream fit?

          2. These always looked good to me. This could even be the recipe you're talking about! They're mini muffin.

            http://www.finedinings.com/potato_nes...