These potatoes are a must-have for any meal of the sort: dinner, parties, fancy get-togethers, quick lunches, etc. Oh My Goodness. They were so easy and required hardly any ingredients other than a baked potato, a little Parmesan, some ricotta and fresh lemon zest. You would think the cheese on the potato would've made for a heavy dish, but the lemon zest lightened it up so much and the combination was like little puffs of cheese on top of potatoes...simply delectable!
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the potatoes on a long piece of aluminum foil (about 3' long). Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bring up the edges of the foil around the potatoes to make a tent. Place tent of potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the ricotta and Parmesan cheese until blended well. Add in the lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Once potatoes are cool enough to touch, use a paring knife to mark an "X" in the top of each potato. Gently squeeze them to break up the potato inside. Gently spoon the cheese mixture into each potato and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 Servings
Source: Adapted from The Kitchn, originally adapted from Everyday Food