Tiny New York Kitchen: Potatoes In Foil With Mascarpone


By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen

Cooking outdoors is the perfect way to entertain during this holiday weekend. The scents and sound of cooking on the barbecue create a wonderful appetite for a feast. Another advantage is that cooking on a barbecue means that nobody has to spend time in the kitchen. A good barbecue should be very simple, and only requires good quality embers, seasoned with salt and pepper and perhaps drizzled with a little olive oil.


18 Even-Sized White Potatoes

Kosher Salt

3 Cups Mascarpone Cheese

2 Finely Chopped Shallots

1 Clove Garlic (Grated)

1/2 Cup Chopped Basil

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

Wash and dry potatoes. Season with kosher salt. Wrap each potato in foil and puncture each potato several times with a cocktail stick.

Roast potatoes in ashes of barbecue for about 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, in medium-size bowl combine mascarpone cheese, shallots, grated garlic, basil, kosher salt, and pepper.

Remove potatoes carefully from barbeque with tongs. Unwrap potatoes and transfer to individual plates.  Spoon filling on the side and serve immediately. Serves 6

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 60 Minutes

Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.
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