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Oct 05

Cold Weather = Baked Potato Time

The summer is over and warm food is back and in my house that means; baked potato time! 4 baking potatoes = £1 at Waitrose (25p each). You can probably find them cheaper elsewhere.

Why not try my ’empty the fridge’ topping for a super cheap midweek supper?

Olive Baked Potato Topping (serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp pitted sliced black olives
  • 1 tbsp mint jelly
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp creme fraiche (I use low fat)
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or softened butter if furred arteries are no worry)
  • salt and pepper
  • Either: 200g tin tuna, or 2 x 50g tins anchovies in oil (drained), or chopped ham, leftover chicken, or similar

Method:

  1. Wash and bake the potatoes at 180 degrees celsius for an hour, or until soft when you push a knife in.
  2. Mix all the topping ingredients together.
  3. Cut a cross on the top of each potato and open out a bit.
  4. Place on service plates.
  5. Spoon the topping in and surround with salad.

Tip: Kids also love this as a salad dressing – it’s slightly sweet with the mint jelly, and my daughters love olives, thankfully.

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