I made this up tonight in search of something different from baked(boiled)potatoes. My oven was not working yet so I decided to pan fry them and they were a hit. ***Updated on 9/16 to add that potatoes should be browned and to add more oil as needed.
I've always made these on the BBQ grill in foil packets, and the directions work great as is. If you want to make them in the oven, take a look at the reviews for suggestions on modifications & cooking times.
I love mashed potatoes and was looking for a way to make them healthier. What I discovered is that those little Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges make an awesome substitute for butter and the taste of the potatoes is wonderful. Recently, my SIL was here and she raved about these potatoes and I had to share my secret with her. I calculated the points for these on the WW website and the points value per serving is 3.
A simple roasted potato tossed with pancetta, onion and garlic, but this is really good and "just a bit different," And yes ... pepper is the key and this is so very easy. You could easily substitute bacon vs pancetta for this, but pancetta can be bought these days at most grocery store delis, and just a few pieces is all you need. A quick saute of the pancetta, onion, and garlic and you have an amazing sauce to toss the potatoes in. One note ... using kosher salt or something similar such as a good sea salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper really does make a difference in this dish. I prefer to use baby white potatoes for this if possible. Fingerlings would also work or even baby reds - but small whites work best.
From Australian Better Homes and Garden Diabetic Living issue 10 2007. NUTRITION INFO per serving - 505kj, total fat 3.8g (sat. fat 0.5g), cholesterol 0mg, sodium 4mg, carbs 17g, fibre 2.7g, protein 3.1g, carb. exchanges 1, GI est. High. It is suggested for a quick lunch - toss the still warm potatoes from the oven with mixed salad green, grilled squash, corn and capsicum (bell peppers) and pour over 100% fat free balsamic dressing and serve.
If you're like me, you'll know the best part of the baked potato is the skin, which is why I like to spice mine up a bit. This is a really easy way to add a bit more flavour, and because potatoes are so versatile you can try all kinds of different spice combinations.
My mother spoke of having bonfires when she was young, growing up on Long Island. The kids would throw potatoes into the fire. She said they would be burned and hard on the outside with light fluffy potatoes on the inside. When cooked this way, the outside is very crisp and crunchy, and the inside nice and fluffy. We throw a bunch of potatoes into the oven of the wood cook stove many, many nights during the winter months. We frequently put them in the gas stove, in warmer months, when cooking a roast, or other oven dinner. But somehow, "mickies" are not the same unless cooked in our Home Comfort! We always think of Mother when we have mickies.
This recipe is from Good Housekeeping. It looks like a new and interesting way to serve up potatoes- something I'm always looking for! Great for holidays with the family as it makes a lot of potatoes. I want to try these with red or new potatoes as well, and keep their skins on- yum!