We have been getting a ton of potatoes from our CSA, and as I looked at the pretty little red and blue/purple potatoes, I decided I needed to do something that showed off their colors.  I just cut several of them in half and boiled them, then scooped out the centers.  I wasn’t sure what to fill them with and thought about several different things, then thought, “why not fill them with themselves?”  Kind of like a deviled egg.  I decided to separate the blue and red potato filling and am glad that I did.  When I tried mixing the ingredients in the blue potato mash, it turned an ugly muddy color.  So I used a couple whole red potatoes (no skin) to make enough filling.  These are perfect pupus (appetizers) for a party, a great snack, or side dish.  Once we even had them for a small dinner!  They’re also a great substitute for potato salad at a BBQ.

Another really fun colorful thing we’ve been getting is beans!  We pick pretty much all we want.  I pickled two pints a week and a half ago.  I’ve been waiting to post it so I can taste them and make sure it’s a good recipe.  Don’t want to reccomend something I haven’t actually tried!  Anyway, I put a jar in my fridge today, and will give them a try and hopefully have a great post about them for you Friday or Saturday.  Joining a CSA is the best food decision we’ve ever made!

Deviled Potato Bites

serves 4 as appetizer

Ingredients

6 small potatoes
water
pinch sea salt
1 tsp mustard
1 TBS mayonnaise
dried dill

Instructions

Wash each potato and cut it in half.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add sea salt.  Carefully drop potatoes in and boil for 10-20 minutes depending on size, until easily pierced with a fork.  Remove the potatoes from the water.

Scoop the center out of the potatoes into a bowl.  Add mustard and mayonnaise and mix well.  Spoon it into the potato halves and top with dill.

 Approximate cost/serving: Potatoes are cheap!  You can make these as an appetizer or side for less than 10 cents a serving.

Vegetarian/gluten free: These are vegetarian, you can even make them vegan using vegan mayonnaise. Totally gluten free.


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