Friday, November 11, 2005

Comfort Food...(serves one right)

You will need:
- an appetite (healthy)
- cold weather or some kind of difficulty in your life (optional)
- a large baking potato (unbaked)
- some mature cheddar cheese (grated)
- a small onion or half a large one (shredded)
- butter (optional)

Part-bake your potato.  I'll rephrase that - put ALL of the potato in your oven (you can start it off in the microwave if you wish, but you'll need it to be crispy when finished not soggy and limp).  Whilst the potato is baking, mix up about 90% of your grated cheese with your shredded onion.  Don't do anything with this just yet - no, I must insist on that.  Now, go and do something else for a while. Not for too long, just long enough to pass some time before your potato is almost done.   Tidy your room or something.

Okay, here's the tricky bit.  Take your potato out of the oven, carefully ensuring that the temperature of the potato in contact with any part of you does not cause any ill-effects.  Halve your potato without completely reducing it to two parts.  I'll leave it to you as to whether you do it longtitudinally or not.  Scoop (you don't need a scoop for this, it's just a good verb to use)... scoop out the potato and blend it with your cheese and onion mix.  (At this point, you can also add a little butter for that creamier taste or if your potato needs a bit of softening up).  Then scoop it back into the somewhat sad-looking shell of a partially-baked almost-halved potato.  Mush it in a bit - you'll need to because what you took out is less than what you are trying to put back in now.  Remember, you added cheese and onion didn't you?  Okay, now garnish the rest of the cheese on top of the two halves.  You did take notice of that bit didn't you?  Ok, put the whole thing back in the oven and let it finish off baking the potato and allow it to render the top a little crusty and brown. 

Serve with anything, really.  Coleslaw is good.  Beans are good.  Both is probably a bit greedy.  But, up to you...this is comfort food after all.

Posted by Jon at 7:35:24 PM in Musing (23) | Comments (1)


Sounds yummy, Jon and very comforting! Thank you for sharing!!

Posted by Pam on 11/11/2005

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