STUFFED BABY RED POTATOES
24 small red potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon, divided
2/3 cup sour cream
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Scrub potatoes; place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell. (Cut thin slices from potato bottoms to level if necessary.)
In a large bowl, mash the potato tops and pulp with butter. Set aside 2 tablespoons each of cheese and bacon for garnish; add remaining cheese and bacon to potatoes. Stir in the sour cream, egg, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into potato shells. Top with remaining cheese and bacon; sprinkle with paprika.
Place in an ungreased 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-18 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees. Yield: 2 dozen.