My dad happened to be in Safeway on a day when New York roasts were $5/pound. He left Safeway with 3 roasts and could not believe his good fortune. I could not believe my MISfortune, as the New York cut is not a cut I enjoy eating. My dad has been through a lot of shit this year, so instead of arguing, I agreed to cook, not one, but TWO New York roasts.
In an attempt to placate myself by serving something I would enjoy, I attempted to make twice baked potatoes in the shells. It was the first time I even considered making it in the shell, and I thought it would look fancy next to the slab of roast beast. I guess it wasn't my time to make it happen because I ended up making it in a casserole dish. It turned out to be a huge hit (in addition to the salad). My cousins loved it. I made 1 1/2 recipes, and most of it was gone by the end of the evening. That's a lot of potato pulp for less than 10 people!
Since my cousin Otee is a devoted Kikukat follower, I thought I'd post the recipe for the potatoes (and a link to the dressing is above) for him. Although he doesn't cook much, he is known to hibachi a steak. He can print out the recipe for the potatoes and have his brother make it for him!
click on recipe title for printable recipe
4 russet potatoes
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 c sour cream
1 c shredded cheese, divided
1/2 c bacon bits
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes for 1 hour, directly on rack. Let cook 15 minutes. Scrape pulp into a bowl. Combine pulp with all other ingredients, reserving 1/2 c shredded cheese for topping. Place in an au gratin dish and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.