It is finally starting to get cold over here. Autumn is right around the corner, and I am getting ready for it. What treats autumn better than hot puffing sliced jacket potatoes topped with grated cheese and herbs?
My friend chose this meal last Sunday and most likely the upcoming Sunday won't be no different.
She just came over to my house from the farmers market with a bag of jacket potatoes. We agreed to slightly slice them up and pop into the oven on a Sunday afternoon, and made quick and easy sliced baked potatoes with herbs and cheese to go with them.
Some fresh salads were the only thing else needed and lunch was served.
Most times, simple is just the keyword!
We just decided to keep it really simple.
Potatoes contain vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like phenols and carotenoids. Jacket potato is such a nutritive and yet a cheap meal which can be garnished with assorted toppings.
I love cheese on virtually everything. I just enjoy having something more greasy to top up food and I must attest that the taste are ever delicious. I often make this potato recipe and it is so easy, and uses most of the ingredients I always have in my kitchen.
You can slice them all up in just a couple of minutes, and it really takes nothing to pop them in the oven.
Start by cutting the potatoes into slices, but ensure not to slice them all the way through, allow the bottom part to remain uncut.
Then place your sliced potatoes in a baking dish, sprinkle few drops of olive oil, herbs with salt to taste. Then use your fingers to rub the ingredients properly in between the potatoes lines.
I enjoy using fresh herbs for this recipe, however in the absence of non, I use the dried ones. I used dried chives, parsley and coriander leaves between the slices this time, and then sprinkled few drops of olive oil over.
Then allow to bake under a preheated oven of 150-200oC for at least 30 minutes or until properly cooked. Once cooked, remove from oven and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and place back to the oven for an additional 5 minutes.