Total Time: 40 Minutes
• 8 small firm potatoes
• 3 tbsp Olive Oil
• 1 tsp Salt
• ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts
• 2 Spring Onions
• ½ Lemon
• Small bunch Fresh Herbs
1. Brush the potatoes clean and boil them in salty water ca 10-15 minutes. Pour the water out and rinse in cold water to cool them gently.
2. Place out all the potatoes on a baking tray and smash down each potato with the help of a spoon or something flat. Only smash them half way down so that they do not break apart entirely.
3. Chop up the spring onion, nuts and fresh herbs. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and a bit of salt and top with the chopped up mixture.
4. Bake in the oven for roughly 20-25 minutes.
Optional if you want to make your potatoes EXTRA fancy: top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some crispy bacon bits to those of you who are not vegetarian.
The trusty classic potato has in some cases started to get a bit of a bad reputation. When you consume potato in a refined form such as fries, powder mash or wedges they can be very unhealthy. However, if you cook the potato as is (especially skin on), it will remain all its nutrients and health benefits. Potatoes contains a low number of calories as 80 percent is made up of water. Potato is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, iron and fibre. Fibre will be a large contributor to making sure your intestines and gut health is staying regular.