Appetizing potato dishes in the oven
Potatoes are a rather controversial product, there are constant debates about its usefulness and calorie content, nutritionists strongly advise that you exclude potatoes from your diet, as they are supposed to affect weight gain.
There is some truth in these words, however, if we seriously approach this issue and calculate how many calories are contained in raw potatoes, it can be understood that all its harmfulness lies in the way it is cooked and in what we use it. .
For example, the baked potato in a uniform contains only 80 kcal. This suggests that the potato itself does not cause fullness, but the feeling of nourishing that it can provide may even help people who are trying to control their weight.
Of course, if you take french fries, which are fried in a large amount of vegetable oil, it is very difficult not to get fat, but if you follow certain rules in preparing such a side dish, it can become the greatest helper in proper and healthy nutrition.
First of all, it is necessary to remember that most of the useful substances and trace elements are contained in the skin, which we always carefully cut off.
Secondly, the most successful option, which will be able to preserve all the usefulness of potatoes, is the preparation of dishes from potatoes in the oven. Well and, thirdly, in order to make the dish useful, and the crust is crisp, it is enough to smear the potatoes with olive oil. Such dishes will appreciate even the most zealous hunters for healthy and wholesome food.
This recipe will allow you to recreate on your table the subtle flavors of baked potatoes and unusual herbs that were used in restaurants in Stockholm in the XVIII century. What do you need for this dish:
- 8 medium-sized potatoes, preferably flat and beautiful;
- 180-200 g of olive oil;
- thyme, sour cream, fresh herbs, salt, pepper to taste.
Before cooking, the potatoes must be thoroughly washed, traversed on the peel with the hard side of the sponge, removing all contaminants. You will need a sharp knife that needs to make a pair of cuts across the potato, lowering the knife just below the middle.
It is necessary to slightly open the cuts, gently pressing on the potato.After that, pour the potatoes with a tablespoon of oil so that it gets well inside, carefully lubricate the skin. The potatoes are laid out on a baking sheet, after which it is baked at a temperature of 220 degrees for an hour, after which it is ready for consumption.
This version of the dish is described for those who are not very fond of various kinds of herbs and supplements. But, to make the dish even more interesting, you can use some recommendations:
The dish can be served with sour cream, and sprinkle with fresh herbs on top. Sour cream can be replaced with low-fat and unsweetened yogurt.
For lovers of sharpened, before baking, you can sprinkle the potatoes with red pepper, and add a couple drops of Tabasco to the incisions.
In order to cook a delicious potato with herbs, baked in the oven, you need to mix in a small bowl of 100 gleevochnogo oil, as much grated parmesan and a good pinch of thyme, then pour the mixture of potatoes before baking. Instead of thyme, you can use any other fragrant herb.
For those who like more, 20 minutes before the readiness of potatoes, it is necessary to pull it out of the oven,Sprinkle with grated cheese and finely chopped bacon, and then send back to the oven for 20 minutes. At the end of baking, it turns out a salty crispy crust.
This dish is very simple and affordable in preparation, requires a small amount of resources, but it turns out very tasty and satisfying. You will need 4 servings:
- 800 gkatofelya
- 200g hard cheese
- 600 gmoloka
- 1 egg
- Vegetable oil, salt pepper, garlic clove.
Potatoes need to be peeled, at this time it is desirable to turn on the oven in order to preheat it, set the temperature to 180 degrees. Cheese is rubbed on a coarse grater, and the potatoes are cut into slices, then folded into a small saucepan or bowl.
Pour half of the prepared cheese into the potatoes, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, then mix everything thoroughly and set aside. Next, take a small bowl, pour milk into it and drive an egg into it, achieving a uniform state.
Then we need a form, preferably an average volume, in which potatoes will be baked. Its inner surface must be rubbed with garlic, and then watered with oil, to ensure that it is spread throughout the entire form.
In the prepared form we put the potatoes, and then pour it with milk mixture. In a preheated oven, the potatoes are sent for 40-45 minutes, it may be that the potatoes begin to burn from above, while the inside remains moist. To do this, simply cover the form with foil and bake until done.
For 5-10 minutes before the prepared form with potatoes you need to get it, sprinkle it with the remaining cheese and send it back to the oven. In order for the crust to turn fried, the mold can be placed higher in the oven and turn on the function of the grill. But do not overdo it so that the cheese does not burn.
What else can I do?
For example, a very tasty and low-calorie dish - baked young potatoes with garlic. For her you will need:
- 1 kg of new potatoes;
- olive oil;
- 1-2 heads of garlic;
- chili pepper, salt, aru sprigs of fresh rosemary.
Young potatoes must be thoroughly washed, you can use a brush. After this, we pierce each potato with a knife or fork. Garlic must be cleaned from the top husk, leaving the cloves in its shell.
Potatoes are baked in the remaining husk, potatoes are shifted to the form, we add chili pepper (to taste), we grease the potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt.Rosemary leaves must be separated from the legs and add to the potatoes.
Everything is thoroughly mixed and baked in the oven for 30 minutes, the temperature is 180 degrees. To prevent the potatoes from burning, the form can be covered with foil.
At the end of 30 minutes, we take out the form, remove the foil, send the potatoes to light redden for another 10-15 minutes. Potato ready!
We brought only a few interesting recipes from baked potatoes, but there is still a considerable number of variations. Having tried several, it will be possible to choose exactly the recipe that will best suit your taste preferences.