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I love baked potatoes, especially the ones from a bonfire, but as I can’t really make one at home I have to work with what I’ve got :)

Potatoes happen to be very healthy, rich in, among others, vitamin C, very low on fat(0,1%) and low on carbs(77kcal on 100g). Rich in potassium and magnesium, help control muscle activity, lower blood pressure, regulate metabolism and have anti-stress properties. A very good way to serve potatoes is to bake them without peeling as many of their nutrients are just below the skin.

Baked potatoes in  salt & garlic butter decorated with  Mint, Lemon & Chive yoghurt sauce2s

 

Ingredients(for 2):

  • young potatoes ~10
  • 100ml yogurt
  • 10g of chives(about 3 heaping teaspoons)
  • about 6 leaves of mint
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 50g tablespoons of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt & pepper

The magic:

Preheat the oven to 190C. Wash the potatoes well, and cut them beginning at the top, vertically, in very slim slices without cutting the skin at the bottom. So that they resemble the ones on the photo. It will make them not only look delicious but also, they will bake a lot faster.

Put sliced potatoes in an oven-pan, sprinkle them with salt and bake for about 30 min. If they start to burn you can pour some water into the pan and cover the it with aluminium foil.

Mix the butter with smashed garlic and put on top of potatoes when they are already baked and soft. Put back to the oven for about 3-5min.

Baked potatoes in  salt & garlic butter decorated with  Mint, Lemon & Chive yoghurt sauces

Sauce:

In a bowl mix yogurt, salt pepper, chopped chives and chopped mint leaves. Add lemon juice.

Serve potatoes decorated with the sauce. If you have some chives left you can sprinkle it on top.

Bon appetit!

 

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