Baked potatoes are one of the best appetizers you can find on the market. They can also serve as a light meal. It all comes down to what you need at the moment, and potatoes can serve both roles.
Double-baked potatoes are nothing more than baked potatoes baked once on their own, and then again with some extra ingredients. The trick to perfect, twice-baked potatoes is to know when to stop the first baking and add the extra ingredients. Luckily for you, I have some recipes that explain the process step by step. You can’t go wrong, and in the end, I’m sure you’ll get some pleasant dishes that will help you entertain guests or enjoy on your own.
We’ll start with a country where potatoes are one of the most common ingredients—Greece. But this recipe also has a bit of a Mediterranean touch. The end result is creamy, zesty potatoes.
I said that you can make potatoes as a light meal, and this one would be perfect for breakfast, for example. But since few people have time to bake potatoes in the morning, I suggest eating it for dinner—a perfect way to finish the day with a healthy meal. You can also substitute cheddar cheese for Parmesan cheese.
I mentioned that not many people have time to bake potatoes in the morning, but this recipe is quick. And when you think of breakfast, you always think of eggs, right? Well, of course there will be eggs. You can even have some tomatoes on the side for a perfect balance of flavors and nutrients. Truth be told, tomatoes enrich every meal, be it breakfast, dinner or lunch.
If you want a bit more crunchiness and sharpness, peanuts are a very nice option (the filling has much more than just peanuts, though). And I would recommend serving this to your loved ones—you can be sure they’ll love you even more after.
I’m sure you’ve heard of deviled eggs—basically eggs and some cream—one of the most common appetizers on the menu. Eggs are great, but potatoes are even better. And no, deviled potatoes do not contain eggs.
You’ll notice that most of the recipes on this list result in creamy and moist potatoes (that’s the goal, basically). What you have here are creamy potatoes with a touch of herbs.
A slow cooker, or crockpot, is a fantastic kitchen device. Let’s admit it: we live in an time where we have less and less time for cooking. A slow cooker eliminates the time problem, as you don’t have to stay in the kitchen while the meal is cooking. You just put all the ingredients in, turn the cooker on, and enjoy other activities while the magic is happening. You can make this recipe with sweet potatoes or regular potatoes (I just prefer sweet here because it balances the pepper).