Advice 1: How to bake potatoes in the skin

The perfect dish – baked potatoes. Delicious and reminiscent of potatoes, baked in the ashes. Healthy and diet. It is budget and easy to prepare. Preserving a lot of nutrients and combined with a variety of sauces and products. If you bake the potatoes in their skins, its even clean don't have to! But even this simple dish can be prepared in different ways.
How to bake potatoes in the skin
You will need
    • Potatoes fresh
    • salt
    • vegetable (olive) oil.
First, choose same size potatoes. For baking fit smooth tubers without defects: cracks, moves of wireworms, green spots and various bruises. Turn on the oven. She needs time to warm up to 200 degrees C. Thoroughly wash your root vegetables. Especially dirty place to RUB hard with a sponge or soft brush without disturbing the integrity of the skin. Dry, wipe with a paper towel.
Carefully put the potatoes on the grill or baking sheet and put in preheated oven. In 30-40 minutes for a baked potato will be ready. Her willingness is the easiest way to check this: pierce the tuber with a fork or sharp knife. The surface of the potatoes should be firm, but the baked potato insides become soft.
Another method is a process that takes place in the oven. The pan with the root vegetables, cover with a metal pan, and the same potatoes will bake a little faster and be less dry. Or wrap each potato in foil. The result will be similar. Baked potatoes serve immediately to the table. Let consumers decide: to clean or not.
Another option: bake the potatoes "in uniform" layer of coarse salt. With the additional heat of the salt particles the speed of preparation of tubers increases. In addition, the salt dries the skin, and it Browns beautifully.
In addition, use the original technology crisp. The washed and dried potatoes oil on all sides in small amount of vegetable (delicious olive) oil. Then grate the root vegetables with salt, preferably large, it is possible the sea and send them to be baked, as described above.
Another secret: in 10-15 minutes until cooked make on each tuber cross-cut. Hot, can't touch this! Put any filling (a piece of butter, sour cream, garlic, salt and herbs, tomato sauce, grated cheese) and place to topcats.
Other variations are far from simple. For example, prepared potatoes in the peel , coat with a mixture of butter, dill and garlic on all sides. Wrap in foil and bake. Or cut the tuber across, not end to push the potato like an accordion. The cuts put slices of mushrooms, dill, butter. Bake, wrapped in foil or in a closed form. Half an hour later, open the form and bring the potatoes until it will turn brown and tender.
Useful advice
If potatoes on the diameter is not very large, their baked whole. And huge root vegetables can be cut in half and just bake, spread on a baking sheet cut up.

Potatoes before baking can pierce with a fork in several places. But the result is not affected.
Serve baked potatoes with coarse salt, butter, cold milk, mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, sauerkraut, pickled mushrooms, herring, frozen bacon.

Advice 2: How to bake potatoes with chicken in the slow cooker

The slow cooker allows the hostess to cook delicious and healthy meals with minimal time and energy costs. One such simple and healthy dishes is potato baked with chicken.
How to bake potatoes with chicken in the slow cooker
You will need
  • chicken legs – 2 PCs;
  • the potatoes – 7-8 PCs;
  • onions – 2 PCs;
  • vegetable oil;
  • salt;
  • black pepper;
  • red pepper;
  • greens.
Legs salt and pepper, leave them for a few minutes for impregnation. Remove the skin of potatoes, cut the tubers in half or quarters. Lightly salt the potato slices. Slice onions rings.
In the bowl multivarki pour a little oil, put into it the chicken, potatoes, and onions. Turn on the "Baking" for 40 minutes. After 20 minutes, open the lid and carefully turn chicken legs. It is necessary to obtain a Golden crust across the surface of the chicken.
The finished dish remove from the slow cooker and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, dill or cilantro.
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