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Hassleback Potatoes

6 Sep

When I was having a look around at recipes, they are traditionally made with butter and breadcrumbs, so I decided to see what I could come up with.

Turn the oven on hot – 220c/430f

I used six potatoes.  First of all you want to slice the scrubbed spuds almost all the way through, at distances of a few mls.  The slices won’t necessarily spread at this point, it might happen during cooking.


Place the spuds in whatever baking dish you will use.

Next I crushed four cloves of garlic, mixed it with about 4 Tbs olive oil and 1 tsp salt (I totally forgot to measure), and spooned that over the top of the potatoes before putting them in the oven.  Bake for about an hour, and you are all done.   The sky is the limit with what you use as a topping, I definitely plan on making these again and mixing it up with the flavours. 🙂

My one caution would be, if you’re wanting a fancy looking dinner, don’t do these if it’s your first time.  I got a couple that looked right, but cut right through in a couple of places, and didn’t cut deep enough in others.  They were yummy for the family, but if I was doing them to impress others I would’ve gone through several more potatoes!




Making a plain meal fun.

7 Oct

Every now and then one of the Bottomless Tummies will ask for a themed day.  Our most recent one was a “backwards day” where we ate the evening meal for breakfast, then porridge at lunch time, dessert for an afternoon snack, and lunch at the end of the day.  Those were all normal meals, but they are meals that are living in their memories as awesome.

Bottomless Tummy One (9 years) has asked for a finger food day, which I’m planning on doing this weekend.

I haven’t thought yet about what to do for breakfast and lunch, but I’m going to get the kids to make truffles for dessert (I should have a recipe up next week), and the crowning moment of the day will be my plainest made-out-of-a-packet-ist meal that I ever make.

Spaghetti Bolognese.

On finger food day.

‘Cause I’m awesome like that.

Turning “Brown meat, dump a jar of sauce on it, and boil spaghetti” in to “Man, Mum was crazy” memories Works for Me!

More “Works for Me Wednesday” here.

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