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Baked Potatoes & Garlic Dip

With the days growing longer, I can only be more and more excited about the prospect of writing more and creating more content for the blog. But most of all, it’s the prospect of time – the luxurious time to curate the things that I love. This creative space has always been has always been a peaceful, tucked away place to share my obsessions.

This past weekend was a reminder of the comfort of home. There are not many things that beat the smell of warm baked potatoes paired with the tanginess of a good garlic sauce.  Coming to you with a simple recipe that has been one of my faves lately!

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Ingredients (2 servings): 

Baked potatoes: 

  • 5-6 diced potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Garlic dip:

  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt

 

Directions: 

Baked potatoes:

1: Preheat oven at 425°F. Pour diced potatoes into a 9×13 inch baking trayAdd olive oil, chili powder, cumin powder and salt into a bowl and stir together.

2: Place diced potatoes our mix over diced potatoes and using your hands, stir mix together such that all potatoes are covered in the sauce.

3: Try to arrange potatoes in a single layer. Place tray into oven and cook for 1 hour in the bottom rack. At 20 minutes, turn over potatoes and switch to top rack. Continuously keep checking that potatoes are browning evenly and turn over every once in a while.

4:  After baking time is done, turn oven off and leave in oven for approximately another 5 minutes.

Garlic dip: 

1: Add garlic, lemon juice, oils and salt into a blender and blend until all of garlic has been broken down and dissolved into mixture. Adjust to taste: more olive oil if you want to thicken, more lemon juice for zest or more garlic for that flavour.

Enjoy potatoes with dip to the side.

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Love,

TM

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The Homemaker's Life is a Montreal-based creative lifestyle blog for the avid do-it-yourselfer, creative individual and travel devotee. Realizing how sweet of a friend simplicity is really changes you. It drops you into a place of pure creativity and endless possibility. It satisfies our primal need to work with our hands. Since being married in 2014, I've been interested in things that help me decorate my soul and in seeing the process. This blog was created for the everyday girl. Welcome to the Homemaker's Life! It's going to be a bumpy ride. ''When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 KJV Love, TM

8 Comments

  • I’m teaching a workshop next week on making creative salad dressings from scratch, and your garlic dip is quite similar to a dressing I’ll be recommending for potato salads. Delicious! A couple tips for you and your readers: If your garlic dip tastes a little bitter, (1) make sure you removed any green sprout from the garlic’s center, because it has a stronger taste than the clove, and (2) shake or whisk in the olive oil at the end if using an extra-virgin variety, because its bitter compounds, called polyphenols, are easily spread about by a high-speed blender.

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  • My mouth is legit watering!

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  • Wow these look incredible! I’ll definitely give these a go with my boyfriend!

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  • It sounds delicious! I also wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for a blogger recognition award. Check my latest post when you can 😊

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    • That is very sweet, thank you so much! 🙂 Will check out, have a great day!! 🙂

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