Cajun Crab Spuds
You might need these:
4 Large baking potatoes
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed, divided
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup mayo
1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
½ cup of pepper jack cheese
4 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400
Bake potatoes for 1 hour..
While potatoes are cooking..
Coat a skillet or saucepan with cooking spray. Add shallots and garlic to pan and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in crab meat and cook for about 5 minutes…
When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and with a large spoon, scrape out the insides of each potato into a large bowl; You should leave just a little bit in there for support, but try to remove most of it (careful not to tear the shell)..
Lay the hollowed out potato shells on a cookie sheet.
Add crab-shallot-garlic mixture, and remaining ingredients to the large bowl of potato .. except for the panko.. (that goes on last)
Using a potato masher (do you have one of those…? You’ll need it.. maybe I should add that to the ingredients list.) smash together all ingredients until smooth.
Scoop out some of the yummy potato filling and fill each shell until filling is gone..
I like mine filled to capacity…
Now top each potato with panko crumbs
Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, or until the potato is warmed through.
I served these up with a nice juicy steak because steak and potatoes make me happy.. they could make you happy too…