Children and adults will have fun making and eating these.
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
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.
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]|
|- saturated fat||7.2g|