Hippo-Potatomus

Hippo-Potatomus

Hollywood culinary consultant Susan Spungen teams up with the creators of Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2" to design the perfect family friendly Big Game Buffet.

Hippo-Potatomus

Ingredients (serves 6)

7 small Idaho potatoes (6 ounces each)

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, and crumbled

1/2 cup sour cream

3 scallions

whole cloves
Directions

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes and pierce a few times with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes, or until tender. Remove from the oven, and let cool. When cool enough to handle split each potato in half lengthwise and scoop out the potatoes, leaving a 1/4 inch border around the edges. Reserve the potato flesh for another use (like mashed potatoes).

2. Take one of the potato skins, and cut out 12 small circles using a paring knife (about the size of your pinky nail). Set aside.
Take 6 of the potato skins, and cut two small skits on the top of the potato near to one end perpendicular to the cut edge.
Insert the circles into the slots for "ears". Stick 2 cloves just in front of the ears.

3. Place the remaining potato skins, skin side down on a baking sheet. Place the halves with the ears and eyes skin side up on the baking sheet. Brush the skins with melted butter and season the skin side down ones with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown around the edges. 8 to 10 minutes.

4. Sprinkle the bottoms (the halves that you baked skin side down)  with the cheddar cheese, top with spoonful of sour cream, and sprinkle with the bacon.

5. Cut the scallions into 1/4 inch lengths, and use 2 of them to create bottom "teeth". Cut a toothpick into 1/2 inch lengths and attach two cut scallions to the upper half, and place on top of a loaded potato skin. Repeat with remaining potato skins and serve immediately. Remove toothpicks and cloves from upper halves before eating.




Recipe provided by Hollywood culinary consultant Susan Spungen. Susan teams up with the creators of Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2" to design the perfect family friendly Big Game Buffet.
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