Thursday, December 24, 2009

Vacherin baked potatoes


I was given a Vacherin the other day by the Cheese Detective and was thinking of a new way to serve it when the idea of Vacherin Baked Potatoes came to me. You simply bake your potatoes the normal way, cut a cross in the centre and drop in a quarter of a Vacherin (having first removed the cedar band that encircles the cheese. That should read spruce, as my friend OstreaEdulis has pointed out.)

Rustled up rather hurriedly in between two shopping trips today I admit it doesn't look too elegant but it tasted sublime. A refinement might be to top it a few sautéed mushrooms - ceps would be perfect but chestnut ones would be fine - or simply a sprinkling of salt crystals. The perfect Christmas snack ;-)

Have a happy time everybody.

5 comments:

Patrick Carpenter said...

Sounds delicious. Btw, isn't it spruce that encircles the cheese rather than cedar?

Fiona Beckett said...

Quite right, Patrick ;-)

travisthetrout said...

sounds wonderful :)

Fiona Beckett said...

Suspect you could do the same rather more cheaply with Camembert

Madame Fromage said...

Ohhh ma lord, this looks amazing. My mouth is watering!