Baked Potato Ideas
The baked potato is one of the all-time versatile foods that can be either eaten as a snack on its own, or as an accompaniment to a main meal. They are a fantastic food for people who are trying to eat a low-fat diet, especially if the fillings are kept as low-calorie as possible. Baked potatoes are also known as jacket potatoes when they have been filled with ham, cheese, chicken, sauce, butter, etc. They can be cooked in several different ways including in a conventional oven, underneath a hot grill, or in a microwave. For some tastes, the most delicious way of cooking a baked potato is wrapped in aluminum foil and baked inside a fire. Some restaurants that specialize in baking potatoes have specially designed ovens which will cook, and keep warm, large amounts of baked potatoes.
There are a few things that you should do prior to baking your potatoes to make them as scrumptious as possible. For a start, the baked potato needs to be cleaned with a small scrubbing brush, with any blemishes, eyes, or small growths being removed. Some people baste their baked potatoes in butter or olive oil. The next thing you need to do is to ensure that the steam which is going to collect inside the potato does not burst out of the baked potato in one big explosion, you do this by pricking the surface with a fork or knife.
Many people find that their baked potatoes tend to be very dry if they are not soaked in butter or mayonnaise or some other high-fat product. There are many different toppings for your microwave baked potato which will be a far better option if you are trying to lose a few pounds and make them not so dry. One baked potato recipe includes making your own salsa, using diced tomatoes, and diced onion, based at garlic cloves, a bit of cilantro, and some salt and pepper to taste. Another option is to use Greek yoghurt.
Many people actually scooped the content out of the baked potato and mash the date with different ingredients such as Greek yoghurt, ordinary yoghurt, salsa, cottage cheese, a dash of garlic powder, onion powder, or red pepper. This makes a fantastic snack or addition to any main meal. The amount of calories in one large baked potato (in its naked state) is around 270. This is great for your weight loss.