Here's a great appetizer that will "wow" your guests on Super Bowl Sunday. It is one of the most popular menu items at Masterpiece.
SAFFRON ASIAGO POTATOES
16-20 new potatoes (silver dollar sized)
Pinch of Saffron
Pinch of Kosher Salt
8 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. Asiago cheese
1 oz. Asiago cheese (extra)
Spray of olive oil
Cut potatoes in half and make a small cut to flatten the bottom. Scoop out the center with the melon baller. Place in boiling water with saffron and salt for 5 to 8 minutes. Cook until firm, then drain and allow to air dry. Spray with olive oil and brown in oven at 350 degrees until golden brown.
Place both cheeses in mixer and blend until smooth. Pipe into center of potato halves and top with extra Asiago cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Yields about 32 portions