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MrsCrazyPete

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Baked potato toppings
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:33:24 PM »
DH and I are hosting a casual party for some friends and some family the weekend before Christmas. We decided to do a build-your-own baked potato bar. I'm very excited about it!

We're having about 10-12 people, so I'm thinking I'll get 2 dozen potatoes. Or should I make more?

These are the toppings we'll serve:
Butter
Sour cream
Green onions
Bacon bits
Shredded cheese
Broccoli
Chopped mushrooms
Chopped ham

I'm also going to make chili in the crockpot that people can pour over their potato or eat on its own. We'll have a veggie tray for everyone to snack on, corn muffins and Christmas cookies and cocoa for dessert.

Am I missing anything major? Any awesome potato toppings that you've heard of?
Sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.

Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 07:34:50 PM »
Pico de Gallo or good chunky salsa

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 07:45:09 PM »
Hot sauce.

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 07:45:29 PM »
I don't know about "awesome" but I always have black olive chunks on my baked taters.

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 07:48:46 PM »
There are dining places where my parents live that sell "loaded" baked potatoes. They put fajita or chicken strips on top.

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2012, 08:37:22 PM »
So = this is weird - but I like a Caesar salad and then I mash up my baked potato and put it on top of the salad and pur dressing all over ( I do NOT do this in fine dining establishments ) - so I owuld love a salad ... but then you would have to see me smushing up the potato and then you would probably wish you had not done that  ;)

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 08:38:46 PM »
Chives

And I've never tasted it but I forsee bacon and ranch being awsome.

Maybe hardboiled egg like to make warm potato salad.

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 08:42:19 PM »
I like to put Ranch dressing on top. If you know of a good low- or non-fat version of Ranch dressing, that would be good to offer too.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 09:10:19 PM by AmethystAnne »

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2012, 11:22:33 PM »
Crumbled blue cheese + hot baked spud = NOM!
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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2012, 01:47:20 AM »
Finely crumbled hamburger
Thin slices of steak
Green peppers

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2012, 01:52:22 AM »
I don't know that I'd serve this to others, but I tried PB in my potato once and it actually tasted good.  As for the # of potatoes - in light of the fact that you are essentially serving two entrees + sides or one entree with a heavy side, you should be fine with 2 dozen as that's 2 potatoes per person.  I am of course assuming that the potatoes are bigger than the palm of my hand (personally I wouldn't need more, but I think visually it will help make clear that you have plenty of food).  Plus leftovers rock!

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 08:15:16 AM »
Potatoes are often put into vindaloo, so how about chicken or shrimp vindaloo (with cauliflower cooked in it instead)?

Same comment as NyaChan about the size of the potatoes. 

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 08:30:02 AM »
True, channa masala would be great in a baked potato.

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2012, 09:21:06 AM »
Swedish meatballs with gravy
Creamed spinach
Creamed corn
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 09:27:59 AM by Venus193 »

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Re: Baked potato toppings
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 09:31:33 AM »
I think corn muffins and baked potatoes and chili are all very dense, and even with the veggie tray, it'd be nice to have a light, tossed salad with dressing options (which people could then put on potatoes, too.

My favorite potato is veggie chili (a must if inviting vegetarians) and cheese, or butter, salsa and black beans. I never keep sour cream around, but it's a wise addition to either.