Put Back Potatoes

Print Email

There’s something soothing about put back potatoes that always reminds me of my childhood.

Use a baking potato, like a russet.  (I don’t do anything to them, except wash them, I don’t believe in poking them or pouring oil on them, or any other tricks.  Occasionally they explode in the oven if you leave them there, too long.  But that’s part of the fun.)

Bake at 350°F for an hour at least, until it’s soft to the touch.

Take potatoes out of oven, slice in half length-wise.  Gently spoon potato from skin into a bowl, while it’s still hot.  Save the potato skins.  Add butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste, or no pepper for a sweeter potato, and a little bit of grated cheese and mash together until smooth. 

Gently spoon back into potato shells.

Put potatoes on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for fifteen minutes (not longer) until top is lightly browned.



Restaurant News

Not My Birthday
Los Angeles
by Fredrica Duke

Ace Hotel Downtown Los AngelesMy husband’s birthday was coming up. As it approached, I kept coming up with ideas. “Surf and Sand in Laguna?” I asked, as he passed me in the hall. Nothing. A few days later, “Malibu Beach Inn?”...

Little Beast Comes to Eagle Rock
Los Angeles
by Lisa Dinsmore

littlebeastmenuI really needed a night out. Life has been conspiring against us lately, but it could be worse. Tired of being homebound and cooking three meals a day, I was desperate for a a little culinary...

Rioja and Tapas at Sonoma Wine Garden
Los Angeles
by Lisa Dinsmore

swgpatio.jpgLos Angeles is a very large and fractured city. Most people, myself included, tend to play where they live because commuting is such an unknown quantity. Sure you get used to leaving yourself...

Birreria at Eataly
New York
by Michael Tucker

bierrereWe finally got up on the roof at Eataly for a German-Italian- American-style lunch at Birreria.

Like most things at Eataly it did not disappoint. Birreria is a stunner — a wide open rooftop with...