Healthy living

Baked jacket potatoes

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40-60 minutes

Ingredients

  • Medium sized potatoes (allowing at least one per person)
  • A little oil for brushing

Dressing

  • Equal quantities of low-fat natural yoghurt and reduced-fat ricotta cheese, and a few chopped chives

Topping suggestions

  • Sliced avocado and lemon juice
  • Baked Beans
  • Chopped tomatoes and olives
  • Salsa (see recipe)
  • Roasted eggplant strips
  • Roasted capsicum strips
  • Sliced and sautéed mushrooms
  • Ratatouille
  • Chilli con carne
  • Lean ham and pineapple
  • Creamed corn and tuna

Method

1. Preheat oven to 220˚C.

2.
Scrub potatoes and brush skins lightly with. oil to ensure a dry crisp surface.

3.
Bake on a tray for 40-60 minutes depending on size, until cooked.

4.
Slice potato in half and Spread with a spoonful of dressing and spoon over desired toppings.

Hint

For an alternative way of serving, make a cross on top of potato with a knife. Press from the base to open up potato. Top as above.

Notes

  • Wrap potatoes in foil squares for soft melting skins. Open foil and fold down to fill with toppings. Serve hot in foil.

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