Everything (Plus Chives) Baked Potato Puff Pastries

By • April 23, 2012 • 12 Comments



Author Notes: I put some potatoes in the oven for baking and then came up with this dish as a result of having leftovers. This is great fill me up food - and a great way to use up mashed potatoes. I like the combination of flavors in this filling, but feel free to use your own leftover mashed potatoes for this dish. Just make sure to add the cheeses!Bevi

Makes 4 large pastries

  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
  • at least 4 tablespoons Salted butter
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons Meyer lemon juice, or a little less of Eureka or other type of more sour lemon
  • 4 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheese - your preference, or feta or chevre
  • 4 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled into medium sized bits
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons finely chopped chives, plus a little extra
  • 1 sheet puff pastry, with a bit of flour for rolling out
  • Salt and Pepper to taste - be generous
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  1. Bake the potatoes to your liking. In the meantime, cook the 4 slices of bacon, and crumble into medium sized pieces.
  2. Take the potatoes out of the oven, and immediately slit open. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees. Scoop out the fillings and place in a medium sized mixing bowl and then add the crumbled bacon. Mash in the butter. Then, mash in the cheese of your choice, and then the mascarpone. Add 3 to 4 tsp. lemon juice and continue to mash. Salt and pepper to taste, and then add 3 to 4TBL of chives.
  3. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry to soften the dough, and then divide dough into 4 equal squares. Working to form a triangular pastry, spread 1 TBL. of chives over each square, and then place the potato filling on one half of the diagonal.
  4. Spread the egg wash on the 2 edges of the empty diagonal, and fold over to completely cover the filling. Crimp the edges with the tines of a fork. Prick the tops of the pastries to release steam. Spread all four pastries with egg wash, and sprinkle with extra chopped chives.
  5. Bake on a parchment lined sheet for about 20 minutes, or until the pastries are puffed, browned, and deep golden. Serve with a dollop of mascarpone cheese topped with more chopped chives.
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9 months ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

ooh, delicious!!!!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

Bacon, potatoes, mascarpone cheese and chives, what's not to love! I'll be right over!!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

I would love that. Come a little farther north when you go to the races!

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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

As if it wasn't already luscious- with chevre and mascarpone....but then you had to go and cheat?? BACON!- now that makes everything taste tops! But you're forgiven anyway, because we will all be praising you as we gobble these down. I think I will feel less guilty (How do you make baked stuffed potatoes even more decadent? Why, put them in a puff pastry, of course!!!) if I eat them with an omelet or some grilled lamb. Can't wait! Thx much :-}
best,
mindy

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over 2 years ago Bevi

:-))))

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over 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh yeah, I imagine these are fantastic hot or cold!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

They are good reheated as well. Not with the super crunch of the pastry, but very satisfying and good for breakfast.

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Potato, bacon, butter and chives, what a wonderful quartet Bevi, and the puff pastry is the best wrapping for this present!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks, Kukla!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks Suzanne, I just ate one that was cold and i was still happy. When I think of potatoes, I think of cooking with you in your kitchen!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yes, that was so much fun! The mashed potatoes, wow it was a lot of boiled potatoes. Hope we can do it again soon.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Wonderful Bevi, a great hearty meal. Love!