Monday, October 21, 2013

Baked Potato

Chives is a wonderful herb that reminds you of garlic greens. It is probably milder than garlic. I love to garnish my baked potatoes with minced fresh chives.
Baked Potato is a classic American dish. Use only Russet, Baking or Idaho potatoes to get the real taste. This recipe can also be made in the microwave. A colleague at work, sometimes used to get a raw russet potato in a brown paper bag and for lunch, she would microwave. But I advise to bake it in the oven as the potato skins are roasted nicely and taste divine. Americans love their baked potatoes topped with cheese (of course!), sour cream or even chili (as in kidney beans stew & not red pepper!). I love to garnish my baked potato with a generous sprinkle of salt, pepper and freshly chopped chives from my kitchen garden.
Baked Potato
3-4 baking potatoes, such as Idaho or Russet
1 tbsp. olive oil
Grated cheese
Sour Cream & green onions, chopped
Salt and black pepper
Minced Chives
Minced Green onion
1. Preheat oven 400F
2. Wash potatoes and pat them dry.
3. Prick some holes all over potato using a skewer or fork.
4. Rub olive oil all over the potatoes. Sprinkle some salt.
5. Wrap each potato in Aluminum foil.
6. Bake for 1 hour.
7. Take out and open the foil. Be careful as it will be very hot.
8. Top with garnish of your choice.
Note -
1. Each person can open their own foil wrapped parcel, cut it into halves with knife and use the garnish of their own choice.
Pretty Chives Bloom

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