I’ve been on my own for dinner the past few weeks since my husband is working nights. Most of the time I’ll make a real meal and then save the leftovers form him for dinner at work. Tonight was not one of those nights! This meal is something that my mom and I would have when I moved back in after college. It is so easy and has a healthy feel to it as well. It is also very filling. I rememer having something similar to this potato when I was in London. I believe they called them “Jacket Potatoes”
Baked Potatoes with Broccoli
source: My mom and I
1 large potato (russet or red)
1 cup steamed broccoli florets
3 slices cheddar cheese
sour cream (amount you desire)
I “bake” my potato in the microwave. Wash potato and pierce with fork a few times on each side. I cook my potato for three minutes on each side and then test it with a fork to check for doneness. You will probably need more time on each side. All total you will probably need 10 minutes for the potato to be done.
Remove potato from microwave and slice down middle and then slice the opposite way into thirds or quarters. Add steamed broccoli and top with cheese slices. Cook in microwave for another 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how melted you want your cheese. I top my potato with some sour cream. In the past I have also topped with Lemon Pepper seasoning. Serves one.