Baked Potato Bar

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Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

Combination of 8:

  • Firm, sweet potatoes of the same size, scrubbed
  • Russet (Idaho) potatoes of the same size, scrubbed

Gustare flavor-infused extra virgin olive oils of your choice, such as:

Herbs/Seasonings:

  • Fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Seasonello herbal salt

Optional Toppings:

  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (leave a wedge for everyone to grate their own)
  • Pancetta, chopped, lightly sautéed and cooled
  • Goat cheese or queso fresco
  • Scallions, chopped
  • Green, red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, chopped

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pierce each potato a few times with a fork and place potatoes on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes to an hour or until soft when tested by inserting a sharp knife. Remove from oven and let the potatoes rest for 5 minutes for ease in handling. Plate each potato, slit open, loosen flesh with a fork, and drizzle, season, sprinkle and top to your appetite’s delight. Enjoy!

Note: Serve with a green salad for a vegetarian meal or alongside grilled steaks and vegetables for a hearty meal.