Today I have a really simple recipe to share with you for mini baked potatoes. These little bite-sized potatoes are perfect as a side dish (they go brilliantly with sausages if you’re throwing a bonfire night party this week!), party food or even a healthy little snack. They can be eaten warm or cold and you could even pack them in a lunch box.
Use goats cheese and skip the sour cream to make these dairy free, or swap out the toppings altogether for any other toppings of your choice – other toppings that would work well include cranberry sauce with grated mozzarella, cream cheese, prawn cocktail, tuna or coleslaw or even baked beans!
Mini Baked Potato Bites
- 1 kg baby potatoes
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- smoked paprika
- sea salt
- Sour cream
- hard goats cheese or cheddar cheese
- small handful chives
Preheat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6/390°F).
Scrub the potatoes, then drain and pat with a clean tea towel or kitchen roll until completely dry.
Throw the potatoes into a roasting tin with the oil, give a good shake to coat then sprinkle over smoked paprika, cumin and crushed sea salt to taste.
Shake again so that the potatoes are evenly coated in the spices then pop in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, give the potatoes another good shake and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave for 5 minutes to cool a little. Once cool enough to handle, cut a cross into the top of each potato and squeeze them slightly to open up the crosses.
Grate the cheese (I used hard goats cheese for mine so that my dairy free husband could eat some of them).
Place the potatoes on a platter or serving dish, then top each one with a dollop of sour cream or good pinch of grated cheese. Sprinkle over chopped chives and serve.
If you’re throwing a bonfire night party this weekend, these recipes from some of my blogging friends would go beautifully with these potatoes: Bonfire Bangers from Foodie Quine, Sausage & Bacon Bonfire Buns from Fuss Free Flavours or Venison Burgers from Recipes From A Pantry. You could also serve up some of this delicious Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Juice from Recipes From A Pantry, and finish with some of these fantastic bonfire themed desserts; Banana S’mores from Fab Food 4 All, Bonfire Night Cupcakes from Made with Pink, Spiced Toffee Apple Bonfire Cakes from Tin and Thyme, Edible Sparklers from The Fairy and The Frog or Firework Biscuits from Messy Little Monster.