1Boil the potatoes until tender. When they are cool enough to handle, smash them with a potato masher.
2Drain the sauerkraut well and meanwhile saute the garlic in melted butter. When the garlic releases its fragrance, add the sauerkraut and saute for a few minutes.
3Mix the sauerkraut with the potatoes in a big bowl. Use a food processor to chop the jalapeno and mozzarella. Mix everything together. Pour it all into an oiled baking pan. Sprinkle the parmesan on top and decorate with green beans. Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees.
Loaded potato skins are a perfect package: crunchy scooped-out spud shells filled with gooey, melted sharp cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and tangy sour cream. A classic bar snack or game day food, these are great any other time too, including for an easy dinner (just add a salad if you feel the need for a little more green than what the chives bring to the table).
Molecularly Creamy Mashed Potatoes
The traditional way to make creamy mashed potatoes is to add loads of butter and cream. But that can hide the flavor of the potatoes, so in this episode of MDRN KTCHN, host Scott Heimendinger explains how a common ingredient called diastatic malt powder can be used to make incredibly smooth and creamy mashed potatoes on the molecular level. You can check out the full recipe here, and buy diastatic malt powder here. Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!
How to Make Easy Potato Salad
Potato salad is the classic summer side dish for picnics, barbecues, and tailgates. In this video recipe, the CHOW Test Kitchen's Lisa Lavery makes our Basic Potato Salad recipe, showing you a few tricks along the way to make it fast and easy with minimal prep.
How to Make a Simple Vegetarian Soup
Jason Fox, executive chef of Commonwealth in San Francisco, says guests are always asking him how he makes the simple vegetarian soup he serves at the restaurant. So he showed us! How nice.