Here at Amish365.com we are big fans of Salemville Blue Cheese (no, this isn't a paid post...I wish it were!) simply because they stand-out in their authenticity. Many products slap the word "Amish" on them even when their connections to the culture are tenuous. But I've actually been to the Salemville Cheese plant and seen the cheese-making process first hand. The Salemville plant is staffed almost fully by Amish employees who craft the cheese with great care. Blue cheese does seem to be one of those foods with not a lot of middle ground, you either love it or hate it....
Rachel created a couple of delicious recipes with Salemville cheeses which I'll share with you over the days ahead. With cold weather around the corner, nothing is better than hot, hearty baked potato, but what about a baked sweet potato? Ditch the cinnamon and syrup and go with a savory...this is delicious! Below are a couple process shots, the final product, and the recipe. Enjoy!
- Savory Baked Sweet Potatoes
- 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- ¾ cup milk
- 4 oz Salemville Reserve Amish Blue Cheese Crumbles
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛-¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
- Dash black pepper
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Wash sweet potatoes and make a few holes in each one with a fork.
- Rub potatoes with olive oil. Microwave for eight minutes on high.
- Transfer to the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until tender.
- While potatoes are baking, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted.
- Add flour and stir.
- When mixture thickens, gradually add milk.
- Stir until a thick sauce forms.
- Remove from heat and add 3 oz. blue cheese, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper and stir. When potatoes finish baking, slice lengthwise and squeeze toward the center to fluff up cooked potato.
- Pour cheese sauce over the potatoes, then garnish with remaining 1 oz. blue cheese and chopped green onion.
I really like baked yams and sweet potato's yum. But i have never been a lover of blue cheese.
You are right, people either love it or hate it.
By the way, I had a very hard time finding the box for the CAPCHA. It is so light I can hardly see it. I kinda found it by accident. Am I the only one who had that problem. Keep up the good work. We love you.
Thanks, Carolyn. We are experiencing glitches of all stripes and I do hope they'll be ironed out this week...hadn't heard about the light captcha, but I'll pass that along to my tech person!