Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Recipe: Not Your Mama's Baked Potato

A couple of days ago, I shared a recipe for Baked Potato Stacks.  Today, I am sharing another version.  This is not your typical baked potato.  This is an amped up awesomely good baked potato.  This potato is stuffed with sweet onion, garlic then sprinkled with salt and pepper and a pat of butter tops it.  It is wrapped in foil and then put on the grill or the oven where the onion and garlic become butter soft and yummy.  It is well worth the extra time.  

There are no precise measurements here.  Add as much or as little onion as you like.  If you don't have raw garlic, sub with garlic powder.  Substitute the butter with olive oil.  It really is a recipe that you can customize to your liking or what you have on hand. 


Not Your Mama's Baked Potato

by Wende Rickett
  • potatoes, scrubbed clean and dried
  • sweet onion (1015 or Vidalia), sliced into rings
  • garlic, sliced
  • butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. If you are not putting the potatoes on the grill, preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Make several slices in the potato making sure to not slice through the potato.
  3. Cut the onion slices in half.
  4. Take a couple of slices and press into each cut opening. It takes some work to get the worked in. It helps to spread the sides apart slightly and stuff the onion in.
  5. Add a garlic slice in each cut opening.
  6. Add butter to the top of each potato.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Wrap tightly in foil.
  9. Bake or grill until potato gives slightly with pressure.
  10. Unwrap and cut horizontally and serve with fixings. (sour cream, cheese, etc.)
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  1. those will go great as a base for my baked potato soup! thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wende,
    Girl I am drooling over all these great potato recipes, this looks delicious! Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Can't wait to pair this with some great steaks.

  4. Love this one too! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!