Try different ideas with baked potatoes. See Spuds on the move and Potatosaurus for more great ideas.



Makes 4 boats

2 medium baking potatoes, washed
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
¼ cup milk
slices of cheese for sails
very finely sliced lettuce for the water (sea, lake or river)

vegetables as suggested below:
carrot (grated or sticks), bean sprouts, cucumber slices or strips, beetroot slices, tomato wedges, halved cherry tomatoes, slices of radish, slices of green, red or orange capsicums, cooked sweet corn kernels, slices of cooked mushrooms


Either bake potatoes or microwave potatoes until soft as below.
When cool enough to handle, slice potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh.
Mix potato flesh, cheese and milk together until smooth.
Pile back into potato skin and smooth the top.
Decorate with vegetables to make a yacht, rowing boat or steamer as illustrated.
Place the decorated potatoes on the finely sliced lettuce.

To make oven baked potatoes:
Preheat oven to 220°C.
Prick each potato several times with a fork.
Rub potatoes with a little oil and place on a baking tray in the middle of the oven. Bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when tested with the point of a knife.
Remove potatoes from the oven and use as above.

To make microwaved baked potatoes:
Prick potatoes with a fork to pierce the skin.
Place in microwave, and cook on high power for about 4-5 minutes for each potato; two potatoes will take 8-10 minutes. The time depends on the power of the microwave and the size of the potatoes.
Carefully remove potatoes from the microwave and follow instructions as above.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 579kj
Protein 7.1g
Total fat 7.1g
- saturated fat 4.4g
Carbohydrates 10.7g
- sugars 1.8g
Fibre 1.7g
Sodium 136mg

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