Happy Birthday, America!

We cannot believe Independence Day is already upon us! With the holiday here, it’s time to fire up the grill, ice down the coolers, and, of course, spend some quality time with your family!

If your family is as busy as ours, deciding on and making that side dish or dessert to bring to the party can end up being a last-minute task. We know there will be a lot of red, white & blue themed items so we will focus on a dish that tastes delightfully yummy. So we checked in with our staff and chose a favorite recipe in hopes we can help your holiday run smoothly!

Ingredients:

1 pound petite red potatoes (about 15)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons brined capers, drained and rinsed

2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

2 teaspoons whole grain mustard

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Garnish: chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place potatoes in a small bowl, and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the salt; toss to coat. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake until tender when pierced, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool 15 minutes.

Cut each potato in half crosswise. Carefully scoop out potato pulp into a medium bowl, leaving shells intact. Place shells, cut side up, on baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until dry, about 10 more minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Stir together potato pulp, sour cream, capers, parsley, dill, mustard, zest, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon mixture generously into each potato shell.

Hopefully, one of our favorite recipes helps this holiday (or the next family get together) run a bit smoother for you and yours. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!