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10.28.2010

introducing...the potato.

potato

greek yogurt

bowl

about, oh, maybe a year ago i had this revelation: a potato is a vegetable! huzzah!

so when i began to introduce more fruits and vegetables into my diet the potato was this miracle.

to cook i clean the potato, poke holes all over (with a fork), coat in a tiny bit of butter and salt, and place in the oven at 450 degrees for an hour.

from there that potato becomes the proverbial oyster...you can put anything in it! i always go with greek yogurt (which in this context tastes like sour cream), kerrygold cheddar, and scallions.

when i'm looking to mix things up i'll add in refried beans, mushrooms, or avocado.

it's cheap, simple, and packed full of protein.

20 comments:

Sarah boo said...

You should give yams a try. Most people say "sweet potato", but it's usually really a golden yam that they are eating. They are super good. I think that they are like the "whole wheat" version of a potato because they are lower on the glycemic index.

Camilla Leila said...

oh my gosh i love baked potatoes. i need to buy them more. and eat it with chili.

btw. trader joes has excellent black bean refried beans with a hint of jalapeno. really yummy.

see you soon!!

Roxy Te said...

Yes! I agree with Sarah..sweet potatoes are where it's at!

Tamika said...

Nothing like a good baked potato (heck, or sweet potato - love those, too!). I just discovered Fage myself a few months back and also use it as a sour cream sub - heavenly.

Now I know exactly what's going along with my dinner tonight. YUMS!

Julia said...

try sweet potatoes with goat cheese next! yum yum!

Brittany said...

i remember when i discovered baked potatoes. heavenly.

Gabby said...

Yum. That's a great idea to use Greek yogurt as sour cream, I'll definitely start doing that!

D&D said...

i have a friend thats allergic to potatoes. imagine? the horror!!!

Jackie N said...

It's funny that you said you had the revelation that a potato is a veggie, because I had that revelation a few weeks ago. I REALLY wanted some fries and finally put it together that I could make some heathy-ish fries from home. Man, were they good.

Emily said...

Yummy!!! J'adore potatoes! If you make mashed potatoes, I would add a celery root (mashed as well) with a little bit of brummel and brown (yogurt-based butter that is better for you) and you will be in heaven!!

Alex said...

Welp, you just made me have a crazy potato craving! They really are so delicious.

Emily said...

Mmmm... taters. Nothing like those lovely rounds of fluff with butter and sometimes when I want something just a little special, just a teensy bit of bacon on top. THAT is the epitomy of nummyness. =)

Emily

hvoorhees said...

You probably already know this, but you can make a "baked" potato in the microwave in about 1/10th the time. Poke the your holes and throw it in for about 4 minutes (rotating half-way through). You don't get the crispy skin, but it's fast and still really delicious with cheese and sour cream!

Laura Marie said...

Time out... how have I never added avocado to my potato? Well played, friend, well played.

huzzah said...

My life changed for the better when I learnt that you can reduce the cooking time of a baked potato by 30 minutes... All you have to do is bake it with a metal skewer poked through the middle x

mrsmonje said...

That looks so good right now and Im super hungry!

Anna said...

Oh man, potatoes are the best.

Sandy a la Mode said...

potatoes and avocado!?! can you say YUMMY!!! ok i must try that sometime.. maybe right now!!

Eva said...

i totally have re-discovered the potato lately too! mmm.

love your blog!

Bridget said...

i am doing this tonight- all credit to you.

yum.