Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 36: Baked Potato with Cheesy Broccolie

My Samoan auntie was telling me about a time when she was cooking for a pologie (white kid) guest. She had spent quite a bit of time in the states and knowing that this guest was from Idaho, wanted to have a potato bar. Knowing that she was going to have quite a few other guests besides, and knowing that they were going to be large Samoan men she made a lot!

The time came for dinner and the special guest was elated! He dove in! I believe she said he had two potatoes fully loaded with cheese, sour cream (I love that stuff)...the works! She was so happy to see her guest enjoying himself. Then she looked at the other guest. No one else even finished their potato...or had any toppings on them. Apparently, they had never had a potato bar before and: 1- didn't know what to do, and 2- didn't quite care for pologie food. Matthew and I got a kick out of her story....and started craving potato bar!

Baked Potato with Cheesy Broccoli
1 potato per person
cheesy broccoli soup

Wash each potato well and stab it with a knife or fork a few times. Wrap individually in tin foil and bake in the oven on 350 for about an hour or till a knife or fork goes in easily. Top with heated broccoli cheese soup and a sprinkling of chives.


  1. I had to look up the correct spelling cause it was killing me it is "palagi". Love, love, love a potato bar!

  2. Grandma Bette's comment: BAKED POTATOES AND FOIL NEVER GO TOGETHER! The purpose of stabbing a potato is to make the inside fluffy and not wet. Foil just steams a potato so you really aren't baking it when you wrap it in foil you are just parboiling it in the oven. Grandpa Mitch would be whirling in his grave to hear that a grand daughter of his wrapped a potato in foil! But I love your creative recipes.