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Need Help Finding a Bon Appetit Recipe from 1988

ashleysmom20 Aug 9, 2013 09:44 PM

I know this is a long shot but in 1988 I made a recipe for a stuffed potato. If memory serves me correct, I used small red potatoes. I know the filling had cabbage in it and some type of cheese. They were delicious and I have been trying for years to find the recipe again. If anyone has the recipe I would be very appreciative.

I am sorry I can't remember an approximate month. I served it in December of that year and don't remember how many months I had the recipe that year before making.

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    ashleysmom20 Aug 10, 2013 09:17 PM

    Thank you so very much. This would have driven me crazy. I greatly appreciate you finding the original recipe.


    I can tell you it is my memory that is bad. The recipe was incredibly good.

    1. BeefeaterRocks Aug 10, 2013 05:20 PM

      Original ingredient list from Bon Appetit December 1988, preparation instructions are same as link provided by onrushpam.

      Stuffed Potatoes With Homemade Herbed Garlic Cheese

      16 small red potatoes
      7 tbs butter (room temp)

      2 cups chopped cabbage
      1/2 cup chopped onion
      6 ounces cream cheese (room temp)
      2 tbs sour cream
      2 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
      3 tbs minced parsley
      3 large onions, minced
      2 tbs minced fresh basil or 2 tsp dried, crumbled
      1 large garlic clove, minced
      s & p
      1/4 cup chopped green onion

      1. perk Aug 10, 2013 04:19 PM

        If you go on Amazon, there's a Bon Appetit book with recipes from 1988. Don't know if your recipe is in it, but it's only $4. Certainly worth a shot.....

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          ashleysmom20 Aug 10, 2013 03:52 PM

          I plan to try these in the next week.

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            ashleysmom20 Aug 10, 2013 12:01 PM

            If I am mistaken and this was the recipe.....OMG, they were incredible. Beyond words.

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              ashleysmom20 Aug 10, 2013 11:08 AM

              You guys will kill me. I found this one, BUT I don't think that's it. I do not remember the asiago cheese or basil. It also was not a recipe I remember as part of an article. If memory serves me (which is a 50/50 proposition), it was on a page with recipes and had a somewhat misleading recipe title.

              I live in a small town and the library doesn't have old copies. If I were forced to guess, would say it was in the March - October timeframe of 1988.

              If anyone has old 1988 magazines, would they be willing to look for me?

              Apologize for all the trouble, but a romantic dinner memory exists and I would love to recreate.

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              1. re: ashleysmom20
                bear Aug 10, 2013 11:22 AM

                Don't worry. Onrushp's work wot go to waste since I for one will make this one!

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                  pine time Aug 10, 2013 12:12 PM

                  If there's no luck here, consider:
                  It's "Ask Uncle Phaedrus," and I've both found and gave "forgotten" recipes on there for years.

                  1. re: ashleysmom20
                    onrushpam Aug 10, 2013 12:16 PM

                    The author says this is an updated/reworked version of the original. If I were making these, I'd leave out the basil anyway, as I don't think it would work with what I'd most likely serve alongside these. You could use any cheese (or no cheese beyond the cream cheese). Nothing in the recipe is expensive. Just give it a shot and adjust to your taste memory until you get it right. I'm going to try these one day soon.

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                      AmyH Aug 10, 2013 12:19 PM

                      Well, the author does say that it's an updated version of the original recipe. So perhaps the asiago and basil weren't in the 1988 version. But who knows, you might like these just as well.

                    2. girloftheworld Aug 9, 2013 10:24 PM

                      the magazine website archives its recipes.... you should be able to search there and find it

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                        onrushpam Aug 10, 2013 03:54 AM

                        Google is your friend...


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                          bear Aug 10, 2013 08:18 AM


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                            MidwesternerTT Aug 10, 2013 10:07 AM

                            Great search result, onrushpam. Can you coach a bit -- what keywords did you use, since my own attempts to help OP kept giving me stuffed cabbage / corned beef results?

                            And I had tried the Bon Appetit magazine archives, with zero results, too. Maybe the archive doesn't index back to 1988, or I just had a bad day with keywords.

                            This looks like a terrific recipe - I'm saving it for when the weather is a bit cooler, which may be next week in MN -- it's been a weird summer.

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                              c oliver Aug 10, 2013 10:19 AM

                              I just googled "bon appetit stuffed potatoes cabbage" and it was at the top of the list.

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                                onrushpam Aug 10, 2013 12:08 PM

                                Yep, that's exactly what I used... "bon appetit stuffed potatoes cabbage" and it was the first on the list.

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