Food, Life and Love

WARNING…this is addicting

This meal is consumed in my house at least once a week. It is easy, delicious and addicting…trust me, I am warning you now, it is addicting. The best part of this dish is can be easily adapted. I am almost hate sharing this because it is so easy but every time I make it for someone they think it is more elaborate than it is.

Preheat oven to 425. Poke a potato with a fork and bake for an hour. Saute chard, onions and kalamata olives in oil. You want a fair amount of the mixture. Cut the potato in half and scoop out the insides into the chard mixture. Add olive oil or broth to make sure there is enough moisture. Mix in some grated parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop back into the potato shell and serve.

The potato shell gets extra crispy and the inside is filled with delicious textures and salty flavors. Every time I finish this dish I am sad that there is not one more bite for me to have. This is the prefect dish for a busy night because it is easy prep, filling, and delicious. The shell is the perfect vehicle for creativity and you can tweak the basic recipe however you see fit. You can add sausage or bacon if you want some protein. Add more veggies or a different type of cheese. You like kale more than chard…switch them out. Don’t have kalamata olives but have capers…try it out. Need to get rid of some fresh herbs before they go bad….how did you know that would be perfect in this dish? Every time the potato is delicious and every time it is nice and comforting. Love it!

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