I love everything cheesy….does that sound cheesy?! 😉 but it’s true…I could add cheese to my ‘dal roti’ too…!!.and thinking back…I might have actually done that at some point in time! Mom would know better 😆😆
And my hubby happens to be my opposite when it comes to cheese…he does like it but follows a diet and cheats rarely 😱😱 I mean really rarely! So whenever I make something loaded with cheese ..cream and butter..I end up eating most of it as he sticks to a bite or two…(no complains) …more for me! 😛😛💃
So coming to these beauties…I had been craving something cheesy for a couple of days..so I decided to make a cheesy dish….full of butter, cream and loads and loads of cheese…but was doubtful if hubby dearest would ‘cheat’ …so texted him..asking the same..and to my complete and utter surprise…he wrote ‘I am in the mood for something cheesy too! Avoid a pizza..something new maybe 😁’ I smiled to myself! I didn’t want pizza too. I already had something in my mind that I had been eyeing on Pinterest for a few weeks! But didn’t really follow any recipe…I never need one when it comes to CHEESE!!!
It took me all of 45 mins to get this on the table! Quick, delicious…every bite oozing with cheese, cream and melting butter! Not a dieters dream 😜
Lets get to the recipe.
️Yield: serves 2
Equipment: baking tray, aluminium foil sheet, a cooling rack, measuring cups / spoons, a bowl.
2 nos large potatoes (par boiled, not peeled)
1/4 cup fresh cream ( I used Amul)
1 cup grated cheese (I used packaged shredded pizza cheese)
1/2 tbs garlic granules (use fresh garlic if granules are not available)
Sea Salt to taste (use regular salt, it tastes the same)
1 tbsp mixed Italian spice pwd
1 tbs peri-peri spice mix (store bought)
1/2 tbsp red chilli flakes
2 tsp bread crumbs
2 tsp butter
oil as needed
2-3 tbsp sour cream
Pre-heat the oven @ 200’C (turn on both the upper and lower rods for this). Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and grease it with some butter /oil.
Cut the 2 par-boiled potatoes in half very carefully keeping the skin intact, you will have 4 halves. Scoop out the potatoes but keep some flesh intact close to the skin for all 4 halves. Now, keep the scooped potatoes aside, and take a bowl, add the scooped potato flesh, cream, mix Italian spice pwd, peri-peri spice pwd, red chilli flakes, garlic granules, butter & salt to taste. Give it a good mix, it should be smooth and creamy. Now fill the potato skins with this mixture. Sprinkle some bread crumbs on top of each filled potato skin. Spread generous amount of grated cheese on top of the bread crumbs. Sprinkle some sea salt, red chilli flakes & mixed Italian spice pwd for extra flavour. Drizzle some oil over each filled and dressed potato skin. Keep them on the prepared baking tray a little apart from each other. Bake them for 20 mins in the top most rack of your oven so that the filled skins get a good colour! 😊
Once baked, keep them on the cooling rack for a few mins. Plate these, add a dollop of sour cream….sprinkle some red chilli flakes & Italian spice pwd! That’s it.. Enjoy these hot and gooey..melting right onto your plates!
Since I was serving them for dinner. I paired them with some fresh green salad and a glass of chilled orange juice! A complete meal in just 45 mins!