Baked Potatoes With Mushrooms

Can the humble spud take on a sophisticated new personality? This tantalizing new take on the baked potato will leave you craving more. (Image:  Hsuyi Shih/Taste of Life)
Can the humble spud take on a sophisticated new personality? This tantalizing new take on the baked potato will leave you craving more. (Image: Hsuyi Shih/Taste of Life)

From French fries to salad, the potato is a well-loved and versatile staple, if somewhat plain. We’ve upped the excitement factor on this familiar standby by reinventing the classic baked potato. With savory wild mushrooms, sweet roasted tomatoes, and a touch of white wine, it’s a flavor-packed twist on an old favorite.

We’ve upped the excitement factor on this familiar standby by reinventing the classic baked potato. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

We’ve upped the excitement factor on this familiar standby by reinventing the classic baked potato. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium potatoes (250 g each)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Half an onion (150 g)
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 2 cups wild mushrooms (250 g)
  • 2 tbsp butter (30 g)
  • 3 tbsp dry white wine (45 g)
  • 2 heads of lettuce (300-350 g each)
  • 1 container of plain yogurt (200 g)
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Rinse the potatoes and tomatoes. Slice the tomatoes. Place the potatoes in a pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. Take the potatoes out and cut a cross on the top of each one. Coat with olive oil. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the potatoes and tomatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  2. Mince the garlic and slice the onion. Fry the onion with the melted butter. Add the thyme, garlic, and mushrooms, and stir-fry on high heat for 5 minutes. Add ½ tsp salt and black pepper, and top with the white wine. Stir-fry until the sauce thickens.
  3. Sprinkle salt on the baked potatoes; place in a serving dish with the tomato slices and lettuce. Top each potato with the mushroom mixture and 2-3 tbsp of natural yogurt.

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