Friday, 7 December 2012

A Perfect Baked Potato

With Cheese Please!

How to get that perfect crisp skin on the outside with a floury potato on the inside. 

Im aware that this sounds like such a silly post.  A baked potato! how hard can it be to make one, right?  Well actually, I have had the experience whereby I wrap the potato in tin foil, place it in the oven and a whole hour later, I have a rock for dinner.  

Then I have made them in the microwave which is not bad at all but no crisp on the skin.  This week I have learned a valuable lesson.  The mince pies, Christmas cake, the tins, yes the tins of various different delights and snowballs.  Lord, I love a snowball.  There everywhere, I actually feel like their spying on me, winking at me and flirting.

The lesson , have a proper lunch and I really didn't feel the temptation have as bad because I genuinely had a full tummy.  

Now lunches in my house can either be a feast or a famine depending on what's happening on the day.  Well I learned that to actually make a proper baked potato took 10 mins prep max and well I'm not sitting in the cooker while its cooking.  I could go on about my business. 

Weightwatchers Propoints per Serving 6
Weightwatchers Propoints per Recipe 6 
Serves 1


1 medium potato, using the guide in the Weightwatchers Bookl
Spray Oil
Sea Salt


Preheat your oven to gas mark 5.

Wash the potato well and pat dry.  Pierce the potato 3 times with a fork on both sides.  Mist with spray oil and then using a brush, cover the potato with the oil.  Sprinkle some sea salt on top and then place on a tray in the oven for 50 minutes.

Remove from the oven and using a knife cut down the middle but not too deep.  

After this, the possibilities are endless.  I put a teaspoon of Flora Proactive into the potato and then 1 Tbl of grated Lidl cheese and 1 Denny Streaky rasher broken up ontop and then place back into the oven for 5 minutes and I had buttery melted cheese baked potato and then I added Half of Heinz Beans pot on the side and it was absolutely beautiful.  

I got all of this for 9 Weightwatchers Propoints.  Of course you can add whatever you choose. 

Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have too!

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