I took a photo one day on Zaar of some chicken and included a jacket potato in my meal and was asked how I got it so crispy. Sadly my only wise answer was: Lazyness !This is an ultra simple recipe where the potatoes are baked in the oven WITHOUT any tin foil in sight. Cooking time can vary from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the type and size of potato. Voila! Add the toppings of your choice.
Fiddling around in the kitchen, I was looking for a protein rich snack prior to working out. This sandwich was the result and seemed worth posting. If you think it sounds strange consider the delicious and popular appetizer of baked brie in puff pastry and dried fruit. This is a deconstructed and reconstructed version for one. My version used reduced fat ingredients, but you can use the full fat versions if you like.
These are the most wonderful potatoes. My family all really love them. How nice to have wonderful and easy in the same recipe. When new potatoes aren't available I have used the bags of very small potatoes available in any supermarket. This recipe is too good to be left for only one time of year!
This is my Dad's recipe!!! Brilliant low fat & EASY roasted potato wedges with freshly ground black pepper and olive oil. I have also added garlic, lemon wedges, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, cumin, chilli.......the list is endless! I have posted the basic recipe and it is obviously easy to add whatever you like, depending on the mood, season & type of meal you are serving. For example, rosemary is great with lamb dishes; thyme and oregano marries wonderfully with Italian & French cuisine; garlic and lemons are GREAT with roast chicken. The basic peppered recipe is still my favourite though - I use fleur de sel (local sea salt) in mine - but any coarse salt will be fine. I have given measurements for about 4 people......it is easily adapted up or down however!
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 have always wanted light and fluffy baked potatoes like I would get in nice steakhouses, but NEVER could do it at home! I found this recipe and holy cow.. IT WORKED!! :D Who'd a thunk? Key is to start with a mealy fleshed potato - Idaho is best I find. And the salt draws the moisture out of the potato while baking, making it light and fluffy!! It really works! Ingredient amounts are just there because they have to be, but use however many potatoes you need.