Monday, December 1, 2008

Dark Days Challenge #2 The real stuffed potato

OK, so apparently they are also called jacket potatoes. Cool.

This started out a little more local, and then I just started throwing in things that were in my fridge. I've got more stuffing than jacket.

Local:
1 potato
1/2 acorn squash
handful of roasted veggies like: carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, purple potato, leeks, fennel
2 garlic cloves
1 small shallot
toasted seeds from said acorn squash (but I can't find them-hope the ninja didn't toss them)
herbs-thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, whatever you like.
Spinach and mushrooms (mine aren't actually local-but I've got an order in for some mushrooms)
Vegan extras:
Smart bacon
Follow your heart vegan cheddar style soy cheese
Unsweetened soy milk

Bake potato, squash, and roast garlic, shallot and veggies (can be done in advance) scoop out insides of potato and squash. Mix it all together add spinach and herbs and add some milk or broth to the mixture if it's dry. Top with cheese if you like and bake another 10-15 min at 400 to melt cheese or heat through.

I cooked the squash, potato and veggies yesterday before going to the movies, to tonight after work, all I did was saute the garlic, shallot, fake bacon, mushrooms, and spinach then add the potato, squash and veggies. Topped with soy cheese, baked, and am ready to enjoy. The soy cheese would get meltier eventually, but I'm hungry now...

7 comments:

Tara said...

Mmmm, potatoes! These look scrumptious.

River said...

Oooh, I've been in a serious stuffed potato mode and this is just potato heaven!!

Joanna said...

holy mama!! those potatoes are definitely jam-packed. i have an idea that you were thinking this- "hmmm, i wonder how much food i can stuff into one potato? there's only one way to find it!!!!"

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Warm, comforting, potatoey goodness. That really does look delicious. Me wants!

jessy said...

wow! another tasty dark days success! your stuffed potatoes look sooooooooooo awesome! yay!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I didn't know they were called jackets, too! That's cool- and more filling than jacket sounds perfect!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Woah. Those potatoes look soooo good!