Loaded Baked Potato (aka: Potato Jacket)

Loaded Baked Potato (aka: Potato Jacket)
Loaded Baked Potato (aka: Potato Jacket)

Relating to informal Friday menus there are solely three guidelines: fast, simple and scrumptious. The Loaded Baked Potato (aka:Potato Jacket) checks all three bins. I had kind of forgotten simply how nice loaded baked potatoes are. We made them typically after we have been first married for the explanations listed above, plus they’re very price range pleasant, which is one thing most newlyweds respect. You realize what made me wish to put loaded baked potatoes again into our meal rotation? Our journey to Eire in 2015. The Irish name loaded baked potatoes ‘Potato Jackets” and they’re fairly common there. 
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Two Loaded Baked Potatoes on white plate with red and white dish towel in background

 

 

Loaded Baked Potato (aka: Potato Jacket)

So how did we bump into the potato jacket on our journey? On one in all our previous few days in Eire (a stunning nation BTW) my husband stated “Right now I’m taking you to the seaside!” I used to be so excited I placed on my Irish bathing swimsuit…

Another Casual Friday Menu: Irish Potato Jackets

Yup. That’s it. Lined from head to toe and I nonetheless froze. The seashores have been gorgeous, however very chilly and really moist. Once we left the seaside to heat up and have lunch, we have been fortunate sufficient to bump into slightly cafe that served solely Potato Jackets! The restaurant had a ton of choices for toppings so you might ‘construct your personal’! These potato jackets have been simply what we wanted, heat, nourishing, good quaint consolation meals. Our potatoes have been served with a aspect of Irish Coleslaw (<- my recipe)

 

It All Begins With The Excellent Baked Potato:

A scrumptious loaded baked potato begins with a superbly baked potato. I exploit Russet potatoes brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and baked on a steel pan on excessive warmth till the pores and skin is sweet and crispy and the within has a creamy texture. After baking, I slice the potato not fairly finish to finish, after which squish the ends in direction of one another so the potato opens proper up!

Another Casual Friday Menu: Irish Potato Jackets

The Fillings:

 First, I  place a beneficiant serving to of pasture butter proper into that spud (I exploit Kerry Gold from these grass fed cows in Eire!) 

Another Casual Friday Menu: Irish Potato Jackets

 

 

Subsequent I add chunks of  leftover roasted rooster or rotisserie rooster from the grocery retailer and steamed broccoli, then I drizzle with a selfmade cheese sauce and garnish with bacon and chives. Yum!

 

The Cheese Sauce: 

I really like a selfmade cheese sauce and assume realizing learn how to make one is a fundamental ability each prepare dinner ought to have. To make a cheese sauce you merely soften butter in a sauce pan, add slightly flour, stir to type a roux (this thickens your sauce) add heat milk and eventually the garaed cheese. You stir till clean and voila! You’ve got a creamy cheese sauce to prime your baked potato. Should you love cheese sauce, you should definitely take a look at my selfmade mac and cheese or cauliflower with cheese sauce!

Put It All Collectively!

When all of the parts come collectively you’ve gotten the magic that could be a loaded baked potato!

Loaded Baked Potato (aka: Potato Jacket) garnishes with chives on white plate

Ideas, serving strategies and what you will have: I exploit Maldon Flaked Sea Salt to ‘end’ meals. I buy the tub to save cash.

A scrumptious conventional Irish potato jacket!

Course:

dinner, lunch, Primary Course

Delicacies:

American, Irish

Key phrase:

loaded baked potato, potato jacket

Servings: 2 servings

For potatoes:

  • 2
    medium to giant russet potatoes
  • 1/2
    tablespoon
    further virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 2-4
    tablespoons
    good high quality butter
  • 1/2
    cup
    diced or shredded rotisserie rooster
  • 1/2
    cup steamed broccoli florets
  • 1
    slice bacon, cooked till crispy and chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon
    chives, chopped

For Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2
    cup
    heat milk
  • 1/2
    tablespoon
    butter
  • 1/2
    tablespoon
    flour
  • beneficiant pinch sea salt
  • just a few turns of freshly floor black pepper
  • 1
    cup
    cheddar cheese, shredded

For potato:

  1. preheat oven to 400 levels

  2. brush each potatoes on all sides with olive oil, sprinkle generously with sea salt

  3. Set on steel baking sheet and bake for one hour or till a fork goes in simply

  4. 20 minutes earlier than potato is completed start prepping toppings and cheese sauce:

  5. Cube rooster (heat in microwave if wanted), begin cooking bacon, when crispy, permit to chill, then chop. Steam broccoli till tender (5 minutes) and chop chives, shred cheddar cheese

Make cheese Sauce:

  1. Heat milk within the microwave or in a small pot. Warmth a small sauce pan on medium warmth, add butter, soften. Add flour, whisk. That is your roux, it’ll thicken your sauce. Add a pinch of sea salt and some turns black pepper. Now, slowly add milk whereas constantly whisking. Enable the roux and milk combination to thicken a bit whereas stirring sometimes. As soon as the milk thickens a bit, add cheese in thirds, whisking till clean. Flip off warmth.

  2. Take away potatoes from the oven. Slice virtually finish to finish, then smush the ends towards one another (pictured above), load with butter and use a fork to mash the bitter into the potato, kind of creating mashed potatoes contained in the pores and skin. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Add rooster and steamed broccoli florets, pour desired quantity of cheese sauce excessive. Garnish with chopped bacon and chives. Eat!

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