I’ve been cooking a lot lately (with new tools & appliances from Christmas!); I just haven’t been writing about it yet. I always have a hard time eating healthy this time of year because all I want to do is eat noodle soup or other forms of comfort food. A few weeks ago I found a healthier-ish potato recipe (nothing added other than protein). It was supposed to be stuffed potatoes with ham, thyme & cheese.
What I Used:
- 2 potatoes
- 2 slices of ham
- half of the cheese
- olive oil
- half & half (calls for milk & butter, but I forgot the butter and milk always goes bad if I buy it for one recipe)
Rub the potato with olive oil and pierce with a fork. Microwave on high (~10 minutes) until tender (I was starving and definitely didn’t microwave mine long enough).
This is where you’re supposed to scrape the potato out of the skin and put it in a bowl and save the skins for later. I, however, completely mutilated the skins at which point I just threw them away and started thinking about how I could salvage this recipe. Mash the potatoes and mix with the ham & cheese.
I preheated my oven as high as it would go (450 degrees). I mixed together the mashed potato, ham, cheese, half & half and salt. I wish more than anything that I had a potato masher, but I don’t, so I mixed it all together with a fork. (Also, how do you like my new collapsible mixing bowl?!) It should not be entirely lump free. This is where you’re supposed to spoon the mixture back into the skins. Instead I put everything into the pan and baked it for ~5 minutes.
This was delicious. I cannot wait to make it again, and I have frozen broccoli waiting in my fridge to add to it next time.