Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream

Step by step recipe:

  1. 1 hourBaked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #1
    Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

    Wash the potatoes, scrubbing them thoroughly under running water. Use large potatoes if possible, like samba or belles de Fontenay (King Edwards are good in Britain).

    Place them on a baking tray without wiping dry and put in the oven.
  2. 5 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #2
    Meanwhile, finely chop the herbs and put in a bowl with 100 g butter, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt and pepper.
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    Mix with a fork.
  4. 5 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #4
    Tip the mixture onto a sheet of plastic film and roll up to produce a cylinder.
  5. 20 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #5
    Twist the ends of the film firmly, rather like a sweet wrapper, and put to wait in the fridge.
  6. 3 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #6
    Another possible topping can be made by mixing the chopped herbs, salt and pepper with 150 g cream.
  7. 1 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #7
    After one hour, check if the potatoes are cooked: a knife blade should pass through them easily. If you feel the least resistance, put them back to cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes, then check again.
  8. 5 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #8
    Cut the roll of herb butter into thick slices.
  9. 3 min.Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream  : Photo of step #9
    Split the hot potatoes on a plate and place a spoonful of the cream with herbs, or a slice of herb butter, in the centre. Leave to melt for a minute before serving.

    The potatoes can be served simply like this, or with a little green salad and a good vinaigrette dressing, and why not add some slices of Morteau sausage?

Remarks:

For a lighter option, you can replace the cream with yoghurt, fromage frais, or cottage cheese.

Source:

Home made.

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