Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream

Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Here's how to prepare good baked potatoes, and two ideas for toppings.

Herb butter can be easily be made in advance and store in the fridge folded in plastic film, it can also be served with red meat because it look like very much to the "Beurre maitre d'hotel" (butler's butter, usually with parsley only).
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Last modified on: October 24th 2010

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Stage 1 - 1 hour
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
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.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Meanwhile, finely chop the herbs and put in a bowl with 100 g butter, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Stage 3
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Mix with a fork.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Tip the mixture onto a sheet of plastic film and roll up to produce a cylinder.

Stage 5 - 20 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Twist the ends of the film firmly, rather like a sweet wrapper, and put to wait in the fridge.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Another possible topping can be made by mixing the chopped herbs, salt and pepper with 150 g cream.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
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.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
Cut the roll of herb butter into thick slices.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Baked potoatoes with herb butter or cream
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?
For a lighter option, you can replace the cream with yoghurt, fromage frais, or cottage cheese.
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,058 Kcal or 8,616 Kj25 gr196 gr130 gr
103 %10 %19 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
163 Kcal or 682 Kj2 gr16 gr10 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
343 Kcal or 1,436 Kj4 gr33 gr22 gr
17 %2 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 3.73 €
  • Per person : 0.62 €

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  • Hi JH, I may not be able to understand the recipe in French, for some reason the English translator is not working, however, there is not language barrier when it comes to; Those potatoes look heavenly! One of the dishes I would adore prepared in honor of Julia Child, lol:) Thank you for sharing...I have taken a rest from blogging for a while but I always love hearing from you even though I am so bad at writing back. Please know you and yours are often in my thoughts. Your site looks superb! Louise:)
    Posted by Louise october 24th 2010 at 13:53 (n° 1)
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