My Papa Verde Obsession

Have you ever become obsessed with something from a restaurant? Did you try recreating it at home… or stalk the internet looking for recipe dups? Yeah, that’s me with the Jason’s Deli Papa Verde sweet potato.

I tried it for the first time last year and then went back again and again… until suddenly it was replaced with a different kind of potato. Apparently it is only a seasonal offering and yes, I almost cried.

Not really.

But yes, really.

I realized back in December that the Papa Verde is back and I’ve been lusting after it ever since. This time, I decided to write down the ingredients so that I can recreate it at home.

The magical ingredients: roasted turkey breast, spinach, chopped avocado, butter, jalapeno ranch dressing, and asiago cheese on a baked sweet potato.

SOOOOOooooo good.

And now that I’ve tried making it at home… it’s not the same. I think maybe my potato-to-avocado ratio is off? Or my turkey-to-everything ratio? Or I need a different asiago cheese? Anyway, I’m still working on it because it’s only a matter of time before it goes off the menu again.

So now I’m wondering, do you have a restaurant meal or item that you have successfully duplicated at home?

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. But if Jason’s Deli wants to send me their exact recipe that would be pretty cool.

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2 thoughts on “My Papa Verde Obsession”

  1. Crab cakes with a buerre blanc sauce. Yum. I couldn’t get the cakes as light as the restaurant did, but I nailed the sauce.

  2. I like the reuben fish tacos in a restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I have tried to duplicate them, but only get close. It is a taco with fish, and reuben ingredients for the toppings.Yum. My hubby’s favorite. I have also tried to make an Uno’s deep dish pizza, not as good. Oh well. Some things are hard to duplicate.

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