I don’t know about you, but I really dislike January. I am constantly tired, cold and it seems like the longest month ever.
At times like these one needs comfort, and I like mine in the form of food, scented candles, duvets or blankets and either a good television series or a good film.
Comfort food no 1 for me always involves melted cheese. Nothing can beat its gooeyness and oozing warmth. Paired here with spring onions for both texture and bite, sour cream for creaminess as well as a binding agent and fluffy baked potato and crispy skins. Yummy!
The inspiration is Nigella and of course America. And I will not give you a recipe – you don’t need one – just a quick sketch.
Loaded potato skins with spring onions and cheese
1 baking potato per person
grated strong cheese, cheddar or a matured Red Leicester works well
chopped spring onions
sour cream or creme fraiche
salt & pepper
Wash the potato(es). Bake it/them whole but pierced in a 200C oven until soft. This depends on both oven and the size of the potato but somewhere between 40 and 60 minutes. Cut the potato(es) in half lengthways. Spoon out the fluffy potato and place in a bowl. Mix with spring onions and grated cheese. Add sour cream and mix to combine. Season. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top with some more grated cheese. Place on a baking tray and bake for another 5-10 minutes for the cheese to melt.
Serve with crispy bacon and a salad, or just plain.
Servera gärna med knaperstekt bacon och sallad.