Monday, February 28, 2011

five-ten-fifteen-frugal :: baked potatoes


five-ten-fifteen-frugal tip:
~baked potatoes for dinner~

baked potatoes make a hot & tasty base
for almost anything
{think: leftovers}
our favorites include
chili, mac & cheese, chopped broccoli,
and always,
sour cream & freshly ground pepper on top.

sometimes i make a potato/salad bar,
serving everyone a potato and a bed of lettuce,
with all the toppings in the center of the table.

i always bake a few extra potatoes
for quick & easy meals later in the week.
{homefries with eggs & toast}
{potato & cheese quesadillas}


my "recipe" for baked potatoes:
1. preheat oven to 400°
2. line a rimmed baking sheet with kosher salt*
3. wash & dry potatoes
4. pierce potatoes with a knife
5. slather potatoes with softened butter
6. bake on top of salt for 1 hour

*baking on salt prevents soggy-bottomed potatoes.
just brush the salt off before serving.

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if you move to idaho,
you could celebrate the frugal goodness of baked potatoes
every single day of the year with one of these:

extra credit:  tell me...
what do YOU put on your baked potatoes?


6 comments:

Dianne said...

Anything in the fridge is fair game for the potato...but my fav is sour cream topped with raisens.

catie said...

dianne, did you invent this?

Emily said...

I don't eat dairy anymore, but when I did, I loved to top potatoes with cottage cheese!

mary said...

mmmmm...I love a baked potato with butter, some melted, shredded cheddar & a dab or two or sour cream. :)

Dawn said...

mmm...I haven't had a baked potato in a lllooonngggg time...I will add these to my menu next week! Thx Catie..we are having your vegetarian taco casserole tonight...it tastes like a yummy bean dip!

Jessica said...

I've replace sour cream in our house with plain yogurt. That's what I choose. The kids....ranch dressing. I claim them anyway. :)

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