Despite being Irish I’m not crazy about potatoes. I love a good roastie with Sunday dinner (and chips of course but they don’t count!) but apart from that I find them a bit bland and boring. So I thought it was time the humble spud got a bit of a makeover and made it a bit more appealing to both myself and my fussy little eater!
These Jacket Potato Boats are a great way to get your family involved in helping to prepare meals. Together you can choose which toppings to have and even set up a little Jacket Potato Bar at the table. The toppings I used here are:
– Broccoli & Cheese
– Tuna Mayo
– Chicken & Pesto
– Tomato, Garlic & Basil
– Avocado & Sour Cream
– Bacon & Cheese
– Spinach & Mushroom
You can also serve them with a dip or sauce if you wish but it’s not essential. I served them with this Spinach Pesto.
Potatoes have gotten a bad rap recently. As people have started to eat less refined carbohydrates potatoes have been lumped together with white flour, pasta, sugar and other startchy foods as something to avoid. Potatoes are very nutrient dense. They contain nearly every nutrient the body needs and one medium spud has more potassium than a banana! They are also relatively inexpensive, making them the perfect family dinner time staple.
Yum! What toppings would you choose?
- 4 medium potatoes
- Toppings of your choice, eg:
- - Bacon & Cheese
- - Broccoli & Cheese
- - Tomato, Garlic & Basil
- - Chicken & Pesto
- - Spinach & Mushroom
- - Tuna Mayo,
- - Avocado & Sour Cream
- Preheat the oven to 200c. Wash the potatoes and cut away any black bits. Cut each potato in half.
- To speed up the cooking process I put the potatoes on a plate in the microwave on full power for 10 minutes and then transfer to a baking tray and cook in the oven for a further 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
- Allow the potatoes to cool slightly before adding the toppings of your choice.