Quick, simply and easy. This loaded baked potato is perfect for days when you are tight on time. You just throw it in the oven and that’s all the effort you have to make.
The one thing I remember most is baked potatoes. Every year we would make a baked potato at some point. Even though I found them to be absolutely delicious, what I remember most is how difficult it seemed. To put it in context, we were in a forest with no permanent buildings. So there was no ovens or stoves. So to make these baked potatoes the camp leaders would make a fire in the ground where we could place our potatoes. For a 10 year old it seemed like they stayed in the fire for an eternity. But all I remember from that is how difficult it was and how long it seemed to take to make these baked potatoes.
Fast forward to present time and I have a “spud bar” 3 doors down from work. It has made getting a baked potato extremely easy as I can just walk over on my lunch break and order one with no effort at all. There is just one little catch, the convenience costs $12. So this week I faced my potato fear and decided to try making a baked potato. And of course it was as simple as it could possibly be. You prick some holes in a potato, toss it in the oven for an hour and voila, baked potato.
So after making a few baked potatoes this combination of green fillings was my favourite baked potato.
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- 4 large white potatoes
- ½ tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups corn, grilled or fried
- 4 tsp vegan butter
- 8 tbsp hummus
- 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
- handful of spinach
- 1 avocado, cut in half, pit removed and sliced
- Preheat oven to 175C/350F.
- Using a fork prick holes all over the potato. Repeat this for all 4 potatoes. Rub the potatoes in the olive oil and salt making sure they are fully coated.
- If you prefer your potatoes without a crispy skin wrap it in aluminium foil before placing it in the oven.
- Place the potatoes in the oven for 60-75 minutes until the potatoes are tender. You check this by grabbing the largest potato and pricking it with a fork. If the fork goes in with no resistance the potatoes are done.
- While the potatoes are roasting prepare your other ingredients and grill or fry your corn.
- Once the potatoes are done remove them from the oven and cut them with halfway to create an opening for the fillings. Place the vegan butter in the potato and wait for it to melt. Once melted layer the potatoes with the fillings.