Monday, September 22, 2008

Twice-Baked Potato Stuffed with Broccoli

Prep Time: 15min
Cook Time: 1hour
Makes 1 serving

1 russet or sweet potato
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 bunch broccoli, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup water

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Wash the potato and pierce the skin in one or two places with a knife to allow steam to escape. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the inside is soft. Test for doneness by gently squeezing the middle of the potato (use a pot holder). If it gives in easily to your touch, it's done. Remove the potatoes from the oven, and lower the oven temperature to 350 F.

In a med. saucepan, add the oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Saute for 1 minute on medium heat. Add the broccoli and stir for 30 seconds. Add the water, cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 10min or until broccoli is tender.

When the potato is cool enough to handle, cut it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inner part, leaving 1/4 inch of the potato on the skin to strengthen the shell. Add the pulp to the broccoli, blending with a fork until combined. Salt to taste. Refill the potato sheet and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Bake 15 - 20 minutes.

recipe from: Student's Go Vegan Cookbook

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