Sunday, January 25, 2009

Busy again today trying to get ahead. I feel like a dog forever chasing it's tail lately, which indicates that maybe it's time for something to go.

It was my turn to post on IACW today, and I thought i'd do a winter warmer recipe for a change. me and Carlo love this cheapie quick dish - give it a go if you're counting the cals... tastes terribly sinful but actually it's not.

From my IACW post:
There’s nothing like some good old stick to your ribs grub at this time of year.
This is a great speedy dish to whip up when you fancy some filling comfort food that won’t pile on the pounds. I usually serve it on it’s own with just a side salad for lunch, or team it with pesto chicken or pork chops for a hearty supper dish.

Serves 3-4.
Oven temp 200/6 ish

Large baking potatoes (one each)
Good sized knob of butter (or low fat alternative)
Large tub of cottage cheese
Teaspoon of finely minced garlic or a squeeze of garlic paste
Tablespoon of low fat mayo
Pinch or two of salt (celery salt is good!)
Coarse ground black pepper
Couple of ounces of grated half fat cheese.

Chilli flakes
Chopped chives
Crumbled crispy grilled bacon.

After scrubbing the skins, I cook my potatoes in the microwave first, (to save cooking time) before popping them onto an oven tray and crisping up the skin in a hot oven. You could of course, cook them conventionally if you prefer.

Once cooked, cut open the potatoes lengthways and scoop out the insides into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter, cottage cheese, garlic, chives/chilli/ and half of the bacon, and mayo. Roughly mix the ingredients together and season to taste. Pile it all back into the empty skins. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of each potato, adding the rest of the crumbled bacon if you’re using it. Put them back into the oven to reheat until the cheese is all bubbly and melty.

love jakey xx


HAYLEY said...

yumm they look delicious gonna make them this week....its so hard to find craving food without putting on 5 stone lol we have had sky enstalled and every advert is about food .....
hope you ok xx

HAYLEY said...


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