potato recipe is perfect for all of us who
want to lose weight using the principles of the Mediterranean diet.
There is nothing like a crispy, crunchy baked potato (or jacket potato)
straight out of
the oven. Cut into it and the potato is fluffy and light. The
combination of all of these textures is gorgeous. They make a great
healthy option to go with any main course dish....or can be eaten on
their own as a quick (and cheap), but satisfying meal with a variety of
Eat well - feel full and satisfied and lose those excess pounds without
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Potato Recipe Ingredients
For 2 People
2 large baking potatoes, well
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If there are any blemishes or black marks on
the potatoes after they have been cleaned remove them with a sharp
Put them into the microwave on some kitchen
paper and cook on high for 10 minutes. Smaller potatoes take less
Using an oven glove transfer from the microwave
to the top shelf of a pre set oven at 200ºc / 400ºf. Place an oven
tray, lined with foil, underneath them to catch any cooking
Bake for 25-30 minutes...or until the skin is
brown and crunchy...test the centre of each potato with a skewer (use
an oven glove), if it passes through easily they are perfectly cooked
Your potatoes are ready to serve immediately.
Eat them straight away or the skin will go soft, but be careful as they
will be are very hot.
them with your choice of main course, cut
open with low fat creme fraiche or the equivalent....or you may like to
treat yourself and put in a blob of butter! Or why not top them with
some of our suggestions below, to make a really quick and economical
Potato Topping Suggestions:
Potato with fresh tomato sauce
Spoon in some of our delicious tomato
sauce recipe....or zest it up with a little chilli.
Or, why not try our arrabiata sauce
for a spicy change.
Saute some sliced mushrooms with a little olive oil 'til
golden brown. Make up a portion of our blue cheese and mushroom sauce,
then pour onto the potato.
Potato Greek style
Our tzatzizi recipe makes a great
filling - light and fresh Baked
Potato with pesto
Just take the potato out of its skin and mix with 2 teaspoons
of our pesto recipe.
Then put it back into its skin and pop it under a hot grill for a few
Potato with sour cream and chives
Fill with a mixture of low fat sour cream or equivalent, fresh chives
and seasoning. Pam's
favourite Baked Potato
Mix together low fat creme fraiche with finely chopped onion
and garlic. Add a good shake of curry powder and some chopped
coriander. Pile this mixture into your baked potato...delicious.
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