Tuesday, 17 June 2014

{Guest Post} Twice Baked Potatoes

Hey all,
My sister-in-law would be sharing a great recipe today.
She's an amazing cook, so diverse and talented.
She'd be sharing recipes here time to time
She's excited to be here. Please give her a warm welcome !!

Hello everyone,
My name is Najia Iqbal, I am from Karachi, Pakistan but currently living in Muscat, Oman. I am an undergraduate student and doing BBA (Hons.) from Majan College. Currently i'm on my Summer break and have applied for Internship.
Cooking is my hobby and my passion. I started cooking when I was in 9th standard and till now I have tried 100's of different recipes, I was not successful with my kitchen experiments all the time but most of the time they turned good. So, I wanted yo share with you few of my recipes which turned out very good and I got very good compliments on those.

The first  recipe I want to share with you guys is "TWICE BAKED POTATOES".

4 large Potatoes
1 medium size Onion(shredded)
half cup boiled Peas
1 large spring onion chopped
2 tsp crushed black Pepper
4 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp maida (all purpose flour)
1 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp butter
3/4 th cup Milk
2 tbsp oil
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp oregano.


Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.

First wash the potatoes and boil them with skin for about 10 minutes.

After boiling them drain the water and carefully take each potato and rub oil all over the skin and wrap them with foil paper separately and put them in preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the white sauce,
For white sauce melt the butter is the pan and add the all purpose flour in it and stir it for 2 minutes.
Now add the milk and chicken stock slowly one at a time while mixing continuously.
let the sauce to thicken and add salt and  1 tsp of crushed black pepper and mix.White sauce is ready.
If lumps form in the white sauce then not to worry just blend it in the blender to make is smooth. Keep it aside.

Now chop the spring onion, boil and crush the green peas and shred the onion. As well keep these aside.

After 30 minutes check the potatoes using a knife. if the knife easily enters then the potatoes are done take them out but if knife does not easily enters in the potatoes then let them cook more for 10 to 15 minutes.

Once the potatoes are done hold the potatoes horizontally in your hand and cut the top part.

Now using a spoon gently remove all the potato mash/ pulp from inside and keep aside making sure you donot break the outer layer of the potato. Potato baskets are now formed.

Now take all the potato mash. Add the white sauce, all the vegetables, 1 tsp black pepper and the fresh cream in it. Mix it well.

Now fill this mixture in all the potato baskets you have. Top it with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle oregano over it. Oil any baking tray and place these potato baskets over it.

Again bake the potatoes for about 10 to 15 minutes. "Twice Baked Potatoes" are ready.

1 comment:

  1. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes