99. While trying to mix it up for dinner the other evening, I did something new with baked potatoes. Usually I will throw them in the microwave for about 10 minutes and a baked potato is a quick addition to our meal. But I had a little extra time so my potatoes went through a metamorphosis of sorts. I sliced them without cutting through the whole potato so they would stay in tact. Sprayed my baking dish with oil, then placed the potatoes in the dish.
filled with all sorts of interesting spices: Fennel Seed, oregano, lemon, salt, paprika, pepper, basil, parsley...I covered each potato with the spices, then gently placed a pat of butter on top of each. Then placed them in the microwave for about 10 minutes till all the potatoes were soft.
When they were done, they gently fell apart like this.
Before bringing them to the table, I dolloped sour cream on top and then sprinkled fresh chopped chives to garnish. My hint with cutting chives is to grab them all in a bunch in your hand and use kitchen sheers to cut them. It is quicker and you don't have to clean your cutting board.
They turned out delicious!
But my youngest daughter said, "What did you do to the potatoes? I like them the old fashioned way best!"
I say, " Mix it up a bit and try something new with an old favorite!"
"Potatoes served at breakfast, At dinner served again;
Potatoes served at supper, Forever and Amen!
~ Pennsylvanian Prayer