Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baked Potato - Tasty and Classic

Western people like to eat Potato just like Chinese love eating Tofu. Potato chips has enjoyed universal popularity, which originated in New England as one man's variation on the French-fried potato, and their production was the result not of a sudden stroke of culinary invention but of a fit of pique.

Chinese also eat potato, but may not in the same way as westerners. We usually cut it into small slice and made it into a a potato fried dish, or else we would make a soup with potato piece and other stuff like egg.

Today I would introduce a more western way of cooking potatoes called baked potato.


Large-size potato: 2
Ham: 2 slices
Shredded Italian hard cheese: 50g
Butter: 30g
Chive: a half
Parsley: a little
Yogurt: 2 soupspoon(30ml)


Salt: 1/2 teaspoon(3g)
Chopped black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon(1g)


1)Put the washed potatoes into a steam-cooker when the water is cold, after boiling, steam for 30 minutes over high-heat;

Finely chop the ham, chive, and parsley;

2)Half cut the steamed potatoes, dig out the inside mash with a spoon to make potato bowls;

Combine the mash, finely chopped ham, chive, parsley, butter, salt, yogurt, and chopped black pepper, mix well;

3)Place the mixed mash back to the potato bowls, topping with some shredded cheese;

Finally for baking, turn the oven's heat to 220C, put the ready-for-bake potato bowls into the middle shelf and bake for 10 minutes. Finish

The Potato is: Low in Saturated Fat, Sodium, and Cholesterol High in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, Dietary Fiber

The nutritional value of potatoes make them ideal for: Weight loss Maintaining optimum health

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