Potato volcanoes with sour cream, cheese, and chives
Cook Potato Volcanoes For An Eruption Of Flavor
Potato volcanoes are a vintage dish that's back in the spotlight. They debuted in the 1942 edition of "Joy of Cooking," calling for mashed potatoes, butter, cheese, and egg yolks.
Potato volcanoes gained a resurgence of popularity on Reddit, and today's cooks have reinvented the dish. The modern version uses whole potatoes instead of mashed.
The potatoes can be roasted, baked, or grilled, then the flesh is carefully scooped out from one end and filled with cheeses from cheddar and Parmesan to a four-cheese blend.
The cheese is combined with butter and the scooped-out potato flesh, spooned back into the skins, and the potatoes are ready to serve, or be gilded with various toppings.
You can wrap bacon around the potatoes before cooking and secure each strip with toothpicks for a salty, smoky twist. Also, try brushing them with barbecue or hot sauce.
You can also top your potato volcanoes with melted cheese, sour cream, chives, scallions, and bacon for a loaded baked potato-like flavor explosion.