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Lazy spud supper

I couldn’t vouch for you, but for a lazy git like me the most fun sort of cooking is where there isn’t much cooking at all. The magic mantra is (a) prep, (b) shove in, (c) eat. That’s all I’m prepared to do most of the time.
Basically, a jacket potato is the best dinner for this couch potato.

So-
Step 1: obtain baking potato, wash, poke a few holes with a fork, baste with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and shove into the oven for an hour at 225 degrees centigrade.

Step 2: mix up sour cream (ideally reduced fat!) with snipped chives.
Step 3: crack open baked potato, pour sour cream, snip more chives on top if you like them I do! Spring onion snipped very fine would be a decent chive substitute at a pinch.
Step 4: if hungrier than a hog, add a random side. Salad, or if feeling a bit more naughty, heat olive oil, add a miniscule dash of garlic, add diced mushrooms, a chopped tomato, pinch of salt and some chopped spring onions.

So, lazy side satisfied and hoggy side satisfied, for the nicest step of them all-
Step 5: grab remote and settle down to dinner.

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Ode to the Spud

It’s got lots of small eyes, that is true
But don’t count on it watching telly with you
And it does wear a jacket, yes
But you won’t meet it as a dinner guest.
Knobbly, mud-spattered underground lump
It’ not a mole, earthworm or silly chump;
It’s not a rapscallion, a creep, or a dud-
It’s the average homely brown spud!
It won’t help you with your daily chores
Wash the dishes, or mop the floors.
But if you’re hungry for a tasty meal
The humble potato is the real deal!
It won’t mow the lawn or run the strimmer
But it will squish, crisp, sauté and simmer.
Roast, bake, chip, mash, boil,
Even deep fry with herbs in olive oil.
So when next your stomach angrily rumbles
It’s the tatie to the rescue with no grumbles!

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