I needed someone to talk me into making baked potatoes. Silly, really. Why would I need someone to hold my hand through placing a raw vegetable in the oven and waiting for it to be soft? Is it really that hard or more of a mental block? Clearly… mental.
Enter: Nigel Slater and Tender.
I talk about the book Tender all the time because it’s a book of poetry dedicated to vegetables. I like to just thumb through it for inspiration. This go-round I felt inspired to step in the kitchen and (dramatic pause because this is really dramatic) bake.a.potato. Totally life changing… I know.
Why roast a potato when you can salt-roast a potato. I mean.. right!? I’ve had salt-roasting in my brain ever since HonestlyYUM salt-roasted a Branzino.
Adding roasted broccoli and melted cheddar cheese makes these special potatoes a dinner of their own. Potato dinner! Better than my usual popcorn dinner. Let’s roast!