Chives with Sour Cream on a Baked Potato
Marco Polo is credited with bring Chives to Europe from the Far East. We don't know if he spotted the Ancient Chinese eating baked potatoes with sour cream and chives or not, but we do know that Chives are a staple today in anyone's herb collection.
The Chives we all love, look like tiny green onions. The most popular variations are the Siberian chives and Garlic chives. The flower on the Siberian variety is lavender while the Garlic version is white.
When we think of chives, a steaming baked potatoes with sour cream and chives is usually the first image that pops into our mind. The second thing in my mind is scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives. Just like sour cream with chives, I like to mix the two together and set them away for at least a half hour. This gives the chive flavor time to mix well. And of course, fresh chives if at all possible.
Another of my favorites is a shrimp, grapefruit, and avocado salad loaded down with chives and olive oil. Another salad variation is tomatoes and avocado. Of course you also have all the soups like tomato basil that are enhanced with chives.The next time you think of green onions or scallions in a new dish, try chives, you will probably become a convert.
Chives are so popular at my house that I have a pot growing right in the kitchen. Chives require very little maintenance and seem to thrive in spite of the care you give them.it is practically impossible to kill them. It is also economical since I only snip off what I need for that meal. Never waste a Chive!
Some of My Other Hubpages on Spices
- Rosemary - Herb, Spice and Beautiful Plant
If you have never used Rosemary in your kitchen, you are missing a treat! Try the Rosemary carrots with Lemon and Rosemary. You will love it as a spice and the Tea is great!
- Parsley the Herb for Taste and Appearance
A nice dish simply looks better and tastes better whan it is garnished with Parsley!
- Bay Leaves - Fact and Fiction
The Bay Leaf is an unusual spice in that it gives off flavor and aroma but you don't actually eat it!
- Cilantro or Coriander - They are Not Really the Same
Arguably the most popular and tasty herb/spice in the kitchen. Discover how to use it and where to get it!