I set my oven on fire while baking this, but it was still definitely worth the effort and potential damage of my oven. Don’t worry, I’m sure you won’t set your oven on fire. I do, however, need to invest in a fire extinguisher.
I baked these yesterday morning before going to Dave and Busters with my cousins. I even got the luxury of introducing them to Korean food. What an adventure that was! Anyways, I was bit crunched for time when baking these potatoes because I’d underestimated how long it’d take me to make them. Did you know that photographing foods while cooking makes cooking take exponentially longer? I also had to hunt my yard for the rosemary bush, but I found it and snipped myself some fresh rosemary!
For this recipe it’s highly important that you make sure the potatoes are cooked all the way before adding the cheese. This isn’t my healthiest dish, but it’s tasty. Potatoes are good sources of Carbohydrates, vitamin C, potassium, and so on. Besides, home cooked meals are always healthier than eating out. Using whole foods instead of processed ones are also a healthier choice.
- 2 large potatoes
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp chives or green onions, finely chopped (optional)
- Gruyere cheese ( buy a chunk)
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the full recipe visit Pickled Plum!
Note: Don’t use parchment paper to line your baking tray…it may catch on fire…personal experience
Here, I’ll give you a close up of the Potato with Gruyere slices.
Perhaps you’re all wondering how I set the oven on fire. Well I unfortunately did not bake my potatoes until they were soft and tender and cooked all the way as I’d suggested up in the instructions. I was too eager to get them finished so that I could devour them and bolt out the door. They weren’t ready to be eaten, so I put them back in the oven on a metal baking tray lined with parchment paper. I decided that hitting ‘broil’ at 500 degrees would be a great idea for quickly cooking the potatoes, and never thought to make sure that the parchment paper was lying flat once I placed everything in the oven.
When I went to check on my potatoes, and thank god I did, I found the parchment paper in flames. It burned perfectly around my potatoes but never scorched them. Amazing, right? It’s as if the universe really wanted me to eat these potatoes from the lovely Pickled Plum (amazing photographs on her blog and fantastic recipe). It’s also as if the universe truly didn’t want my house to burn. Phew. Seriously, though. I need to purchase a fire extinguisher. Everyone should have one in their homes as a safety precaution.
I’m currently quite delusional, so if I have spelling errors or sound a bit wonky, it may be because I should be in bed. Teacher by day, healthy food blogger by night. I feel like Batman…except not as cool since I’m not battling the Joker. I don’t know how people do it. I want my mommy’s cooking. I’ve been getting home from work, cooking, having dinner, doing more work, and then blogging. I missed out on exercising today! Oh well, remember, a missed work out session is not the end of the world. As long as you don’t make it a lifestyle choice to be a couch potato, you’re good.
Eat potatoes, don’t be one.
Want a much simpler potato recipe? Click on my Roasted Rosemary Golden Potatoes recipe.