• February 19, 2024

There’s Nothing Half-Baked About These Potatoes!

There’s Nothing Half-Baked About These Potatoes!

There’s Nothing Half-Baked About These Potatoes! 918 653 Cooking Aboard with Jill

This month I am featuring Twice-Baked Potatoes.  This is a crowd pleaser as they end up being tasty, mashed potatoes with a crunchy skin.  They can be made in advance and if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, you can freeze them for another time.

So, what are the health benefits of a potato?  First, do eat the skin.  It is loaded with nutrients which include fiber, iron, vitamin C and vitamin B-6.  Overall, potatoes are also rich in potassium and good for your digestive health.

In picking a potato for baking, I have found the ideal has low moisture with high starch content.  This is because when the potato is baked it will have a fluffy center and crispy skin.  As I state in my recipe, Russet and Idaho potatoes are an ideal choice.  If boiling potatoes, I have heard to use new, round red or white potatoes as they seem to be the best contenders.

As far as the renovation of Le Conge’ goes, our trawler is in her third month of work on the hard stands in Port Townsend.  My time to return to cooking aboard will have to wait until spring and beyond when we are back cruising on the Puget Sound.  Along with many of our contractors that have been working hard to improve this vessel, I give my husband Dave a lot of credit for endless projects he has done as well.

We enjoy views of not only the Puget Sound from home but also the Cascade mountains which are covered in snow.  My footer photo is of the Olympic Mountains here on the Olympic Peninsula.  We don’t see those from home because they are to the west and our view is to the east.  But we enjoy seeing these mountains while driving or when we are at our marina.

Keep warm this winter, spring is not that far away!

From my table to yours,

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