Yummy Baked Potatoes


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Potatoes are good for health, especially for kids. Combined with baked beans, the protein requirements are also fulfilled. For fussy kids, this is a finger-licking dish. I've experimented this recipe with my children and they eagerly wait for me to prepare this dish for them. Apart from kids, this dish can be made as a starter for a party. It would be relished by everyone. Quick and easy to prepare. So here comes the recipe. While selecting the potatoes make sure they are large in size and oval shaped.




INGREDIENTS:

Potatoes - 6
Baked beans - 1 tin
Onion - 1 medium - chopped
Tomato - 1 medium - chopped
Tomato ketchup - 4 tbsp
Processed Cheese - 12 tbsp - grated
Butter - 50 gms
Oregano - 1 1/2 tsp
Mixed dry herbs - 1 tsp
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp (optional)
Pepper - to taste
Salt - to taste



METHOD:
  • Wash and clean the potatoes.

  • Boil the potatoes with the skin. Do not over boil.

  • Cut lengthwise into two pieces. (see picture)

  • Scoop out the center portion and make a cavity.

  • Heat a flat non-stick pan.

  • Put butter and place the potatoes upside down.

  • Let them turn brown. (see picture below)


  • Turn sides.

  • Let it turn slightly brown on the side with the peel.

  • Remove with a slotted spoon.

  • Place all the potatoes on a flat plate.

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the inner side.


FILLING:
  • Heat a non stick pan.

  • Add little butter and immediately put the onions.

  • Saute till pink.

  • Add chopped tomatoes.

  • Saute till glossy.

  • To this add baked beans from the tin.

  • Mix well.

  • Add tomato ketchup and mix well.

  • Sprinkle salt to taste and all the herbs.

  • Add chilly flakes if required.

  • Keep it aside to cool.

  • Place 2 tbsp of the filling in each cavity.

  • Top it with grated cheese. (See picture below)



  • Microwave high for 1 minute or till cheese melts.

  • Serve hot on a bed of lettuce and chopped red cabbage.


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