There is always that conundrum of what can you possibly make with all those bits and pieces in your fridge without having to go out to the supermarket. It sounds so lazy doesn’t it, but I did manage to conquer that conundrum. For a long time now I have been craving a baked potato, not the British style ones done in tin foil but the ones you learn to make at home economics class at school – pull all the filling out, add your favourite ingredients and top with grated cheese!
So now that I am 26, you could say that I have gone above and beyond my first home economics potato from when I was 10! Because I dearly love everyone who reads my blog, I will share my uber scrumptious recipe with ya’ll.
The LEGENDARY Massaman Baked Potato
1 decent sized potato
1 knob of butter
1 piece of bacon, cooked
1 sprig of spring onion
½-1 teaspoon of massaman curry paste depending on your taste buds
A sprinkle of grated cheese & pepper to taste (if your naughty like me, you’ll add a dolp of sour cream too!)
1. Poke holes in the potato with a fork and pop in the micro for 5 minutes.
2. Leave the potato to cool down for 20-30 minutes so you don’t burn your fingers.
3. Slice off the top of the potato and carefully scoop out the inside with a teaspoon – make sure you don’t make the outer edge too thin otherwise it could cause major problems down the track !
4. Mix the scooped out potato in a bowl with the butter, chopped bacon, sliced spring onion and curry paste.
5. Once the mixture has been thoroughly stirred, now use the teaspoon to scoop it back inside the potato.
6. Sprinkle with cheese and pop in the oven on 180 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
I matched this beauty with a lovely bottle of the 2010 Marlborough Tiki Ridge Sauvignon Blanc from Waitrose (on sale for £6). The intensity of the Sauvy mixed with the massaman flavour and spring onion complimented each other superbly (the wine itself was dominated by a more herby, grassy characteristic than fruitiness). I guess you could even say it was refreshing. Better yet I think this Sauvy may be heading down the ‘no turning back’ zone (hence the sale price) so ‘The LEGENDARY Massaman Baked Potato’ was actually its saviour in the end on this -1c Thursday night in London town.