TODAY | May 01, 2013
>> this is a savory bar. yesterday we did ice cream sundaes for breakfast. today we're doing stuffed potatoes, very nushs. matt, are you ready?
>> i wasn't sure a lot of people -- i know hash browns are big at breakfast but baked potatoes ?
>> we're mixing it up here on the "today" show. we have a little potato i'm going to put a little butter into just to make it sweet and a little more creamy. and then into it i'm going to pile a number of things. i have crispy bacon. have a little taste. and cheese.
>> this is where it gets healthy, right?
>> this is not an everyday breakfast.
>> more like special occasion . i have my base.
>> now we're calling this the sunny-side up potato. and we're adding the sunny-side up egg.
>> this is where breakfast comes in. i have a thing, everything is better with an egg on top, and potatoes are no exception.
>> al has a saying, everything is better with bacon on it.
>> a little salt and pepper . you could also have this for lunch, a dinner recipe as well.
>> could you use sweet potatoes with these?
>> i'm actually using those. you can use any potatoes. they are packed and nutritious.
>> i appreciate that.
>> nice. we have a mediterranean style.
>> this is a play on a greek style. you'll get your veggies in this up with. i'm going to put you to work. hold onto your dressing. diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, roasted red pepper , olives, a traditional greek salad combination.
>> my favorite salad.
>> give me a little dressing.
>> when you say a little , you mean a lot?
>> the dressing is a red wine and oregano dressing. you can make it, leave it in the fridge, shake it up a little when you're ready to use it.
>> it's pretty. that makes you feel better about eating the carbs.
>> potatoes are really good for you.
>> and the topping --
>> and people don't want to eat the skin of a potatoes.
>> i love the skin.
>> you didn't put any butter.
>> because of the dressing, you don't necessarily need any butter.
>> that looks yummy.
>> and smells amazing.
>> tamron, you want to taste that one for you?
>> i wanted the one with the egg. i'm sorry.
>> i'll take it.
>> when you think baked potato , you think steakhouse.
>> that's the traditional place to get a baked potato . this is my steakhouse potato for you, al. it's actually vegetarian. i made a compound butter. i broke a stick of butter, softened it, added lemon juice , garlic, fresh herbs. we slice off a little bit. you know when you get that pat of butter on your steak.
>> that would be great to put in your refrigerator.
>> you can use it to saute things. if you sauteed an egg in that, delicious.
>> al is a great cook. he'll make that later.
>> and very good eater together.
>> creamed spinach.
>> creamed spinach.
>> this is the real low cal one.
>> but it's vegetable.
>> it's veggie, it counts.
>> a little treat. delicious. and you can pass one of those over here.
>> fried onion .
>> one or two.
>> it does need some bacon.
>> it could use a little bacon.
>> that's beautiful.
>> i have two other potatoes for you. this is my favorite, the new yorker. stuffed with smoked salmon , capers and a little red onion. then i made a lemon and dill yogurt. this is a wild mushroom, and i saw stayed wild mushrooms, thyme, fresh herbs and garlic and stuffed it in a potato.
>> thank you, gail.
>> what's your favorite?
>> you tell me.
>> i like the feta cheese one.