Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crab Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes with Blender Hollandaise Sauce - 52 Side Dishes from the Grill, Rubs and Sauces

Ignore the Reuben Sandwich in the background, this is my plate.

But my wife who observes the Lenten Season by returning to her Catholic roots and has decided to abstain from eating meat on Friday.  This is what I made for her to enjoy on her day of sacrifice.

I LOVE These as a side dish or as a small lunch main course.  Just enough crabmeat for a massive flavor, yet spread out enough that this meal comes in at $2.00 a serving.  But of course... Add a Reuben Sandwich and you have quite a FAST EASY DELICIOUS MEAL!  And BTW, the Hollandaise is just as easy, made in a blender!

See the technique below, you'll be in HEAVEN Too!

OK... Here's what I did...

Crab Stuffed
Twice Baked Potatoes

With Blender Hollandaise

  • 4 Medium Russet Baking Potatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Half and Half
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/4 Cups fresh herbs (I used Basil), divided, save some for garnish on top
  • 3/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 Can (6-1/2 Ounces) Lump Crabmeat, well drained, flaked and cartilage removed. 
  • For Hollandaise Sauce
  • 3 Egg Yolks ONLY
  • 8 TBS (1 Stick) Butter, softened to room temperature
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
Cooking Instructions
  1. Prepare baked potatoes as you like (Microwave, oven baked, even slow cooker roasted)...
  2. Or...Turn your grill into an oven, Wrap olive oil rubbed potatoes in Aluminum Foil.Bake potatoes in a 425° (medium heat) grill (lid closed) for 45-55 minutes or until tender. 
  3. When cool enough to handle, Cut large whole out of the top of each potato.. Carefully scoop out pulp into a bowl, leaving a thin shell. Set shells aside. 
  4. Beat or mash potato pulp with butter, cream, salt and pepper and most of the herbs until smooth. Using a fork, stir in onions. and cheese. 
  5. Gently mix in crab. Stuff shells. 
  6. Return to the oven/grill for 15 minutes or until heated through
  7. While the Potatoes are second baking, prepare the Hollandaise Sauce.  Add the Egg Yolks to the food processor.  Process for 10 seconds until eggs turn creamy.  butter 2 TBS at a time and pulse for a few seconds after adding each batch.
  8. Add the  Lemon juice and pulse a final time until everything is creamy
  9. When potatoes are done, top with the sauce.
  10. Garnish with additional herbs and serve hot... AND ENJOY!


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