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Jacket potatoes are yummy. We recently heard about this new way of eating potatoes, and we quickly found an easy recipe that works for us.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
A pinch of table salt and pepper
2 potatoes (big ones)
150g of hard cheese of your choice (Cheddar or Gouda or similar)
1 can of baked beans
1 large onion
– Preheat the oven at 180 C.
– After washing the potatoes carefully, dry them and rub them in oil, salt and pepper.
– Cut the potatoes almost to the bottom, but not completely, in slices roughly 1cm apart.
– Cut the cheese and the butter in thin slices.
– Insert each slice inside the potatoes, alternating butter and cheese.
– Place them on a tray covered in baking paper or aluminium foil.
– Cook them in the oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
– In the meantime, chop the onion and fry it in a pan with a bit of oil.
– Warm up the baked beans in a pot.
– Once the potatoes are ready, eat them immediately with a side of onions and beans.
These potatoes are super easy to make and taste great!
I know, I know: this is an awfully specific blog post!!
But I do love to cook whoopie pies, and I thought other people might do too!
I was slightly worried when I realised that buttermilk is not exactly a common item in the local supermarkets.
I had hoped that the many British chains that have stores over here would sell it, but for some reason I never managed to find it there.
Great news though: the LuLu hypermarket inside Khalidiyah Mall has saved me from trying to make my own buttermilk (which I am sure would have resulted in a zombie outbreak).
They always have a good stock, but once I bought the last two, so if you don’t see it there, probably it is my fault. Sorry. I am sure they will restock it soon!
INGREDIENTS: (for 2 people)
WHAT TO DO:
- Start pre-heating the oven at 200°C.
- In a saucepan of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta. Make sure to cook it a couple of minutes less than the suggested time on its packet, so that it won’t overcook later in the oven.
- In another saucepan, prepare the cheese sauce:
– Melt the butter.
– Add the flour. Keep stirring until the mixture is golden and smooth. (Approx 2-3 min).
– Gradually add the milk, stirring continuously.
– Cook for 8-10 minutes until your sauce is thick and smooth.
– Add the blue cheese and half of the grated cheddar cheese, plus a generous pinch of chili flakes. When smooth, take the saucepan off the hob.
- Add your cooked pasta to the sauce, stirring well.
- Transfer the mixture to a ceramic dish, or similar ovenproof dish.
- Cover with the remaining cheddar, more chilli flakes and grated Parmesan.
- Place in the oven until golden. (it might take from 5 to 10 minutes, it is up to you to decide when it is crunchy enough for your taste!).