I just kind of made this up as I went along yesterday. I had a cheesecake to bake so I needed a yummy, hearty lunch and I was craving a baked potato. My thinking was, well I can pop a potato in the oven and bake it. But that would take an hour or two, and sorry I don’t microwave potatoes. It does something to the potato that makes it not taste like a baked potato. So I thought well I can just cut the potato up and bake it in the liquid and that would be quicker and the broth would help steam it and make it taste good…so this is what I came up with:
1 whole russet, potato (you know the big ones in the store they say are for bakedotatoes)
Handful of pearl onions (or more if you like onions like me), skin taken off
tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chicken broth
Salt, to taste
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Garlic salt, to taste
grated cheese, to taste
Sour cream, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Begin by peeling potato, wash and cut into cubes.
Pearl onions, leave whole
Take baking dish (I just used a glass casserole dish) don’t over think it, just get a big enough dish that fits a potato and some onions and that can go in oven. Coat the bottom with olive oil, add chicken broth add potatoes, onion and sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic salt over them to taste.
Pop in oven and bake 15 minutes, then flip and stir and bake another 15 minutes
Take out of oven and poke a potato with a fork to make sure they are done. if not bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Put on plate and top with grated Cheese. I would do this as soon as the potatoes come out of the oven so when you pour the cheese over them it melts. Put amount that looks good to, again don’t over think it. You could add sliced cheese too, whatever you want
Then top with a dollop of sour cream, or a pint, I LOVE sour cream! I would add the whole darn container, but then I would be in the gym for a few hours!
This dish is yummy, the saltiness from the potatoes and then the sweetness from the onions go great together and then of course cheese and sour cream. Can’t get better than that! Well if you added bacon that would be amazing! But everything tastes better with bacon!
I was making this while I was eating my lunch….