Great Baked Potato with Kefir

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in Asides, Recipe | 0 comments

Baked Potato with KefirI sure do love myself a good baked potato.  They are extremely simple, take relatively little time (as long as you are a microwave guy, see below), and most importantly, they taste great.

There is only one thing that can make a baked potato go wrong and that is a dry potato.   A dry baked potato is frankly a bummer , but one that is easily avoidable.  Once again, kefir comes to save the day as every pro-biotic pumped bite tastes absolutely great.  Cheese and kefir make a terrific duo that goes ever-so-well with some good old baked beans.  But the toppings are the easy part.  The only real trick to making a good baked potato is actually cooking the potato.  Here is what we recommend:

There are two different schools of thought on how to best cook the potato;  Pure oven or microwave and then oven.  Now, I am a practical man.  I have things to do and don’t need to spend my time, faffing about, feeling the potato every two minutes to make sure I haven’t over cooked it and all that.  So, I am sure that you won’t be surprised to hear that am a microwave kind of guy.  A 7 minute zap will save tons of time and (in my humble opinion) give a better result (make sure to stab it).  Follow up with 10 minutes in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and then you are ready for the toppings.

 

Ingredients (per person):

  • One potato
  • ¼ cup kefir
  • Baked Beans
  • Teaspoon of Butter
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese (or whatever flavor you have lying around)
  • Whatever else you fancy

There are a million different things that can go on a baked potato, but kefir has recently become one of my favorites.  I personally like to cover my potato with a good amount of kefir for both flavor and texture reasons.

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