Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham

by Helene Dsouza on August 23, 2013

A few months back I thought it was about time to purchase a dream book of mine. I had been eying it for a couple of years but somehow I hadn’t come around to buy me this little food essential book. Many of you might have heard of the Larousse Gastronomique before, it’s the french cooking “Bible”, which has been the encyclopedia for all things food. I got the English version… Not perfect but alright! My grandfather is keeping an eye out for one of the first editions in french and if we find it then I ll use it to compare nowadays globalized food styles to the mostly original french style dishes that had been popular in the 40s.

In the meanwhile I have been happily looking through the book and searching out cooking terms, dishes, ingredients, you name it! It’s a breathtaking treasure cove for any food fanatic or at least food lover. If the Larousse says, homemade Mustard with grains can only be called Dijon if it’s made with verjus, then so it is. No questions, it has a exquisite reputation and as a reference it is a must for all Food Bloggers (yes, I am pointing my finger at you!)

Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherbWhile looking through the book I had come across a Stuffed baked Potato Recipe. Well it wan’t much of a recipe but rather a short description on how to make it from scratch. Not that complicated anyway, I jumped for it and baked some potatoes first alone for an hour, until they were soft. Then I just checked what i had in my fridge and got some ham and fresh mushrooms. I chopped the ingredients and fried them, so to add some life to the stuffing later on. The potatoes were quickly hollowed, the flesh mashed, seasoned and mixed with the ham mushroom fry and the mass was taken back to the potatoes, only to be covered with a dash of olive oil, breadcrumbs and cheese before getting baked for another 8 minutes. Perfect looks, just like a mountain top!

Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb

You could serve the stuffed Potatoes as a side with some other dishes. If you are a Vegetarian then you just need to omit the ham and you are good to go too. Of course you could use even small baby potatoes for the purpose, stuff them the same way and serve them as a Aperitif or snack. I personally don’t mind eating them sometimes with the whole shell/baked potato skin, in fact at times I love it, otherwise I tend to just spoon the stuffing out. I leave that up to you!

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Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Serves: 5 Potatoes
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Adapted from Larousse Gastronomique
Ingredients
  • 5 medium Potatoes
  • 2 small Onions
  • 2 Garlic Pods
  • 100 grams Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Ham Slices (depends on the size)
  • 7 Tablespoons Fresh Cream
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • pinch Paprika Powder
  • dash Olive Oil
  • Breadcrumbs
  • less then a hand full grated cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 Celcius.
  2. Scrub and wash your 5 Potatoes and dry them with a paper towel. Place them on a Baking Rack and bake them for about 60-75 minutes or until they are soft. Test by poking into the potato with a knife, if it's soft, the potatoes are ready.
  3. Chop your Onions, chop the garlic, chop the mushrooms and cut the ham into very small pieces. Add some Oil to a pan and fry our onion first translucent then add the garlic mushrooms and ham slices. Stir frequently and cook until the ham is getting a bit crispy. Keep aside. Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb
  4. Grab your potatoes, lie down one potato and cut off the top so that you have a "cap". With a spoon hollow out the main potato as shown and place the Potato flesh into a bowl together with the potato flesh from the "cap". Do that with the remaining Potatoes and sprinkle little salt into the hollowed out potatoes. Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb
  5. Smash the potato flesh in the bowl and add the cream, salt, pepper and paprika. Then continue to add in the fried onion, garlic, mushroom and ham and mix it all well to a delicious mass. Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb
  6. Preheat your oven to 200 Celsius.
  7. Add the mass with a spoon into our hollowed potatoes and fill them completely until you have used all the mass for all 5 potatoes.
  8. Sprinkle some Olive oil on top and breadcrumbs and finish them off with some grated cheese. Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb
  9. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 8 min.
  10. Now you might just want to wait until they cool down to dig in. Enjoy!

Stuffed baked Potatoes with Mushroom & Ham http://masalaherb.com #stepbystep #recipe @masalaherb

Do you prefer to spoon out your stuffed baked potatoes or do you bite in and enjoy the stuffed potatoes with the skin?

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things!Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

That’s a fantastic book. I looked at one a while back and it was beyond my budget. :)

I often serve small baked potatoes with a sour cream dip as an appetizer. They’re always the first to go.
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Rosa

Those look and sound mighty delicious! A great choice of ingredients.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

These look delicious! Love the mushrooms in these, yum!
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Coffee and Crumpets

I have been eyeing the Larousse Gastronomique myself, and I have hinted at my husband. I hope to have it in my possession soon, I hope! Meanwhile, these potatoes look great and if this is the indication of what’s in the book, then I can’t wait!

Nazneen
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Kumar's Kitchen

whats not to love in these dainties,gorgeous stuffed potatoes…loved the addition of mushrooms and cheese :-)
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Laura @ Family Spice

Oh, my! Those potatoes look scrumptious! I love a good baked potato and this one is so creamy and dreamy!
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Nava Krishnan

The book is alien to me but I am loving this stuffed bakes potatoes. Its something about potatoes that we just love them too much and similarly, the ones you made, stuffed with the mushroom filling are there. Need to make and enjoy every bit of it.
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Angie@Angie's Recipes

I have that book :-)) It is so HEAVY that I can’t hold it too long…
The stuffed potatoes look so yum!
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Serena @Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

These look delish. I love the ham and mushroom combo in a potato, easy and tasty!
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The Ninja Baker

Thank you for reminding me about stuffed baby potatoes, Helene. And, yes, I’ll remember Dijon whether my potato is large or small =)

Larousse Gastronomique rings a bell, I think it was the cookbook Julia Child originally used when she began building her food empire.

At any rate, thank you for sharing this recipe =)

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

I got the english version more than 15 years ago as a birthday gift, and I cherish it! So informative, and I feel the way you do, if it says so there it is true!
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Christian

J’adore les pommes de terre farcies, ça l’air vraiment délicieux !!!
Tes photos sont très belles :)

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Liz

Mmmmm….we love stuffed baked potatoes, but I’ll have to shake up my usual version by adding some ham :) I eat the whole thing…skin and all!
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Terra

Bite right in, I love love baked potato skins! Your book sounds lovely! Love this recipe, and now I am craving baked potatoes! Yum, Hugs, Terra
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LaMereCulinaire

This looks delicious!
I bought myself the book Larousse Gastronomique last year and packed it in box with all my thingsbfor the new house! I still haven’t moved and haven’t read the book!!

I will probably try this recipe soon!

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Kathy

Hi Helene, This is my first time visiting your lovely blog, and I have enjoyed my visit. Stuffed potatoes are always a hit in our house…yours look delish!
I bought the Larousse Gastronomique book a while back. A great addition to any cooks library.

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john@kitchenriffs

I really need to get a copy of the Larousse Gastronomique – great reference tool. Love these potatoes! Great flavor. I like a bite of skin with mine, please. ;-)
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

And I now need this book!! Love stuffed potatoes :)
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minnie@thelady8home

Stuffed baked potatoes…..mushrooms, ham….that is some serious good stuff Helene. Love it!
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Ramona

These stuffed potatoes are fantastic…. I would lick my plate clean. :)
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Chitz

Awesome.. Looks like heaven packed in a baked potato :D
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Nami | Just One Cookbook

For a potato lover like myself, these sound wonderful!!! I have been too lazy (just an excuse) to stuff into potatoes, but I love eating them. This dish is nice for party too – love this one!
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mjskit

I just ate but now I want to eat again. Love stuffed potatoes and they are a dish that my mother use to make all of the time. She never used ham and mushrooms which is a shame. Of course it’s never to late to give these a try. Yours look quite delicious!
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