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Chunky Hatch Chile Guacamole Stuffed Potato Cups

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 Chunky Hatch Chile Guacamole Stuffed Potato Cups

Melissa’s Baby Dutch Yellow® Potatoes stuffed with fresh guacamole made with New Mexico Hatch Chiles, Roma Tomatoes, Garlic, Cilantro and Pomegranate Arils. 

Recipe created by: Chef Tom Fraker

Ingredients

Serves: 10
    For the guacamole
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados – seeded; peeled; diced
1/2    Melissa’s Perfect Sweet Onion – diced small
  ripe Roma Tomatoes – diced small
  New Mexico Hatch Chile (medium heat) –roasted; peeled; seeded; diced small
  cloves Melissa’s Peeled Garlic – minced
1/2  bunch  Fresh Cilantro – stems removed, chopped
  limes
  As needed  Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper – to taste
  As needed  Melissa’s Pomegranate Arils – as needed, for garnish
    For the Dutch Yellow Potatoes
1 1/2  lb.  Melissa’s Baby Dutch Yellow® Potatoes
  As needed  kosher salt
  As needed  canola oil

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the avocados and the next 5 ingredients. Cut the limes in half and squeeze the juice into the bowl. Season with the salt and pepper and gently stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a large pot, add the potatoes and cover with cold water. Place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Add a couple of pinches of salt and gently boil until the potatoes are just fork tender, about 10–15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and, when cool enough to handle, cut them in half. Scoop out about 1/3 of the flesh of each half. Using the back of a spoon or the palm of your hand, slightly squish each potato to about ½ of their height. In a saucepan with high sides, heat the canola oil to about 325 degrees F. Carefully add the potatoes, being careful not overcrowd the pot, and cook until golden brown. Drain them on paper towels.
  4. Fill each half with a mounded spoonful of guacamole and garnish with the pomegranate arils.

Note: You can also bake the potatoes at 350 degrees F instead of frying them.

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