Last Saturday night, Brian and I cooked dinner for my parents. After dinner, there was a surprise birthday visit from some of my friends, but that's another story. To begin with, we cooked.
They're deceptively simple and impressive to serve. Even my picky mama loved them, and who can blame her? Potatoes, butter, olive oil, salt, pepper and sliced garlic. Can you go wrong? No, you can't.
Sliced Baked Potatoes
Baking potatoes (however many you want)
Sliced garlic (again - however much you want)
Olive oil (same)
Salt and pepper (same)
Wash and dry the potatoes thoroughly.
Place on a cutting board with a chopstick on each side of the potato.
Using a sharp knife, cut small slits all the way down the potato, stopping when you hit the chopsticks (so you don't cut all the way through).
Thinly slice garlic and scatter between the potato slices.
Thinly slice a few pieces of butter and also put between various potato slices.
Drizzle the top with a thin coating of olive oil.
Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper (and/or your seasonings of choice).
Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes.
Eat, and enjoy!