Potato Yard of Skins
When the time comes the preferred way for a potato to be remembered is in a tomb. Over the years the number of SpudStones have increased. Building up a Potato Yard of Skins, in memory of those who have fallen to fryery.
In memory of those who have fallen, a crusty, cheesy grave is built. With the living relatives leaving bunches of spring onions to honor their fallen loved ones. A sad sight this really is. But every once in a while these little SpudStones disappear, almost as if someone took a bite right out of them. A mystery that will never be solved.
Rise of the Spuds
4 Medium Potatoes
1tb Olive Oil
1ts Garlic Powder
1/8 Cup Cheese
Thoroughly wash your potatoes.
Slice your potato into half and pat them dry.
Drizzle 1tb of olive oil over the potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Give the potatoes a good rub.
On a baking paper lined tray place your potatoes skin side up and into a preheated 180°C for 20-25 minutes till the centers are cooked.
Once the centers are soft allow to cool for 5 minutes or till you can hold it.
With a spoon gently scoop out the innards into a bowl, trying to not break the skin of the potato.
Place the empty skins back onto the tray.
Mash up the potato in the bowl and add in 2tb of mayonnaise, 1ts of garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
Once you are satisfied with the smoothness of your mash potatoes, gently scoop them back into the potato skins.
Generously sprinkle cheese over the potato skins and with the remaining cheese lay little piles of cheese on the same baking paper lined tray (This will create the "tomb stones").
Back into the oven for 5-10 minutes till the cheese is golden brown and melted through.
Your piles of cheese should now become golden cheese crisps. Gently break them into your desired tomb stone shape.
Finish off your SpudStones with their cheese made tomb stones and some chopped spring onions to commemorate the passed potato.
Enjoy and be warned, they have the tendency to be super hot even after sitting out for a while.