Almost healthy baked or jacket potatoes :) - Narcissism is Necessary

Almost healthy baked or jacket potatoes :)

This is crazy simple to do. I feel like a fraud for posting this but whatever, it’s DELICIOUS and tasted like a million bucks. I wish I had made more!

It’s also healthy because instead of using sour cream, I used strained yogurt which is equally as tasty, if not…even tastier :D

Also, instead of bacon bits, I used fried dried shrimps, which gave the fluffy baked potatoes the saltiness and crispiness it needed. They went surprisingly AWESOME together!

The ingredients:

  • 7 medium sized potatoes
  • 450 grams of yogurt, strained
  • 3 pickled cucumbers/gherkins, finely chopped
  • 15 black olives, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of spring onion, finely chopped
  • A good handful of dried shrimps, fried with a bit of oil till crispy

# – Firstly, measure 450 grams of yogurt and put them on a teatowel or muslin cloth to drain.

# – Check out my makeshift yogurt draining system :D This process makes the yogurt very creamy….almost like sour cream!

# – Now, clean and dry the potatoes, put them in a baking tray, then stick them in the preheated oven at 230 degrees celcius for 45 minutes. Remember to turn them half way through so they’re all evenly baked.

# – Now, to do the toppings…chop up the rest of the ingredients and place them in individual ramekins: [L-R] Crispy dried shrimps, gherkins, olives, spring onion and a bowl of strained yogurt.

# – To serve, split each potato in half and whack on the toppings :) Yummy baked potatoes, DONE!

The best thing about baked potatoes is that there are no set toppings. You can even use ingredients like baked beans, grated cheeses….even deep fried Spam cubes, teeheeheee.

All you need to do is exercise some brain cells, take some time to browse through your pantry and lastly, use your creativity! Just roll it your way.

Lastly, I implore you to try the drained yogurt as a sour cream replacement…it is absolutely wonderful. Creamy, tart, decadent and believe it or not, healthy!!!!

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13 Responses to Almost healthy baked or jacket potatoes :)

  1. ShaolinTiger July 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    I LOVE BAKED POTATOES so so so very much, but we really need to get some bacon bits…..omnomnom

    • Kimberlycun July 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

      we do, but the shrimps were awesome haha

  2. angelin July 8, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    i saw another tray in the oven beside the potato in pic no.3
    what is it?? another recipe coming up soon?? hehehe…

    • Kimberlycun July 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

      sharp eyes! haha…those are baby back ribs, and you’re right coming up soon! :)

  3. beetrice July 8, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    never thought of putting dried shrimp on baked potatoes, but now that you mention it that would sound pretty yums…dammit woman, stop making me hungry! :P

    • Kimberlycun July 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

      it just popped into my head while i was scanning the pantry. turned out to be a great substitute for bacon bits :D (much cheaper too hehe)

  4. Huai Bin July 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Nice! I haven’t had jacked potatoes since going to London earlier this year. :D

    That muslin cloth is useful for a lot of other things too.

    • Kimberlycun July 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

      this recipe is more american style i guess…english baked potatoes are the bombs! muslin is awesome.

  5. Munkey July 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I’m a big fan of baked potato and that looks really yummy! :D

  6. whytevee July 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    oh yeah..a muslin cloth is one of those must-haves in the kitchen..interesting substitute for bacon bits!

    • Kimberlycun July 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

      thanks! it was surprisingly good :D totally agree with you, i haven’t seen any kitchen shop selling them though..i was using a wound bandage cloth :P

      • whytevee July 11, 2011 at 7:34 am #

        nope..i’ve been scouring high and low for muslin cloth in kitchen shops too..i mean, it’s one of those basic things that’s needed in a kitchen what..i’m going to try asking around in textile shops next..

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