Meatless Monday – Baked Potatoes Another Way

Posted by on Monday, November 14th, 2011

Monday is here again so here’s another meatless dish that was a people pleaser in our house.  Start with enough Idaho potatoes that have been washed and dried to feed your crowd. Make small vertical slits in the potatoes, cutting ALMOST all the way through the bottom half of each potato.  Mix about 1/2 stick of melted butter with 1/4 cup olive oil.  Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper and some fresh dried thyme (or any of your favorite fresh herbs) to the butter/oil mixture.  Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle mixture over partially sliced potatoes.  Place baking sheet and potatoes into a 425 degree preheated oven.  Cook potatoes until slices are tender – about 45-60 minutes depending on how thick or thin the slices are.  Place foil over potatoes before baking if you prefer the skins to be more tender and less dry.  Perfect with winter soups or as a light meal.

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2 Responses to “Meatless Monday – Baked Potatoes Another Way”

  1. Tricia Thomason 14 Nov 2011 at 9:32 am 1

    Hi Tara,

    I have a question. I can pull up your blog page just fine at work on a regular desk top computer. However when I am at home and pull up your blog page on my ipad 2 it does not work. Is something wrong or am I doing something wrong.

    Tricia Thomas

  2. Taraon 15 Nov 2011 at 8:16 pm 2

    Hi Tricia, I am going to need to turn this one over the the IT team (aka Richard). Have you always had this problem or just recently? Richard upgraded to another version of WordPress recently. I can pull up the blog on my Iphone and Richard says he installed something to make the blog work better on IPADS. He is going to disable that function tonight and says for you to try again in the morning or tomorrow night. Let us know how it works for you.