Chipotle Baked Potato Halves

Chipotle Baked Potato Halves

Over the weekend I discovered chipotle! My supermarket had a chipotle rub and I just had to try it out!!

A chipotle , or chilpotle, (which comes from the Nahuatl word ‘chilpoctli’ meaning smoked chili) is a smoke-dried jalapeño. It is a chili used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines.

I used it as a rub on some potatoes, with olive oil, and I then baked them. They were delicious and had a lovely warmth to them.

Here’s what I did:-

I preheated the oven to gas mark 6/200ºC/400ºF/180º fan assisted/fairly hot.

I washed the potatoes and checked for anything that needed to be cut out, such as insect holes. Then, I cut them in half lengthwise. I scored a criss-cross pattern on the flesh side of the potatoes. This looks nice, and also helps the flavouring to penetrate.

I took 3 tablespoons of olive oil, mixed with 1 teaspoon of the chipotle rub, in a bowl, with a little salt and black pepper.

I coated the potatoes in this mixture, rubbing it thoroughly into the skin and flesh.

I lined a baking tray with foil (it helps with the washing up and prevented the potatoes from sticking).

I placed the potatoes, skin side down, on the baking tray and baked for 45 minutes. I them turned them over, and baked for a further 15 minutes at gas mark 7/220ºC/425ºF/190º fan assisted/hot.

The flavouring had nicely permeated right through them, and the skins were deliciously crispy! I shall definitely be making them again!

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Posted on September 16, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. These sound delicious – I will be trying to find some chipotle rub and have my own potato with a difference!

  2. I hope you enjoy them! Let me know what you make of them.

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