Potatosaurus

Children and adults will have fun making and eating these.

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Potatosaurus

Ingredients

Makes 4 dinasours

4 medium baking potatoes, washed
½ cup grated cheese
½ cup milk
¼ cup grated cheese
½ green capsicum, deseeded and sliced into small triangles
½ red capsicum deseeded and sliced into small triangles
½ yellow capsicum, deseeded and sliced into small triangles
4 stuffed green olives

Additional fillings: chopped ham, sun-dried tomatoes, crushed pineapple, chopped gherkins or pitted olives

Method

Bake potatoes until soft.
Either bake in preheated over for 55-60 minutes at 200°C, or microwave for 4-5 minutes per potato on high power.
Slice one-third off the top of the potatoes using a sharp knife.
Scoop out most of the potato flesh leaving a shell about ½ cm thick all around.
Mash potato flesh, first measure of cheese and milk together until smooth.
Pile back into the potato skin.
Pre-heat grill.
Slice the removed potato tops in half lengthwise to make two long wedges - one for the dinosaur's neck and head and one for its tail.
Place filled potato shells together with the wedges on a baking tray.
Sprinkle potatoes with second measure of cheese and cook under preheated grill for a few minutes until golden.
Arrange potatoes on serving plates.
Push one wedge into each potato to be the dinosaur's neck and attach a second wedge for the tail as illustrated.
Use the capsicums and olives to make the potatoes look like dinosaurs.

See also: Spuds on the Move and Boats for more ideas for children using baked potatoes.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 1359kj
Protein 15.7g
Total fat 19.4g
- saturated fat 11.2g
Carbohydrates 21.5g
- sugars 3.5g
Fibre 2.6g
Sodium 734mg

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