What’s Cooking Wednesday: Salty Baked Potatoes and Garlic Broccoli

I love baked potatoes. They’re low in calories and pretty filling, making them a good lunch or dinner option when paired with some veggies. My favorite baked potatoes are the ones you get at restaurants with salt all over the outside and, although I eat potatoes a LOT, I had never figured out how to do that — until now.

I can’t believe I didn’t figure out how to do this before because it is SO SIMPLE. After scrubbing your potatoes, dab them in some canola oil, and rub the oil all over them. Then, you roll them in salt and put them directly into the oven — don’t wrap them in foil. This makes the potatoes a bit crispier AND makes the outside nice and salty.

I paired the potatoes with fresh broccoli, which I sauted with garlic. SO GOOD! My garlic burned, but that’s how we like it. I also added some Morningstar Farms buffalo wings for protein. This is a simple yet YUMMY meal! My husband is still raving about it.

Salty Baked Potatoes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scrub baked potatoes and pierce with fork. Dab them in canola oil, and rub oil all over. Roll in sea salt. Place in oven, and bake for one hour.

Garlic Broccoli
Dice 5-6 cloves of garlic, and break apart one head of broccoli. Saute garlic in pan to release flavor, and then add broccoli. Saute together for 5-6 minutes.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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