Monday, July 8, 2013

Baked Potato- Guest Post by NB

This post is one of my favourite dishes- and by one of my favourite persons.
An art in itself, its perfect for a night in- some comfort food, and a movie night in. A combined effort by SB, and the little RB and NB, I have been lucky enough to have this meal with them. A fond memory :) And I am glad they have shared this with me. Personally, I love this as it is with some bacon on top.

Hi, I am NB. I am 10 years old and this is my first post. Something I can eat any time of the year and day is the delicious baked potato topped with cheese, green onions, bacon bits and sour cream. This dish is even better when you eat it with delicious spicy wings. 

To get started use a good starchy potato like Idaho or Russet. White or Gold potatoes come close to the real thing but aren’t my first choice. Wash the spuds thoroughly to remove any dirt. Wipe dry with a cloth. 

Pierce the potatoes with a fork. Rub the potatoes with olive oil and salt.
Bake directly on the rack at 350 Deg F for about an hour. Some recipes call for wrapping the potato in aluminum foil. I believe putting the potato directly on the rack produces the perfect combination of crispy skin and fluffy center. Adjust the cooking time to the size of the potato. 

Now is the fun part, when we get to top the potato. Split the potato down the middle lengthwise. You can pretty much put what you like. I have used shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream and Bacon bits on my potato. 
I love this dish and this is one of my personal favorites. 

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