October 24, 2005

Jackson potatoes part one

Tina Nordström is an immensely popular swedish chef. In fact, her show is so popular so they have to warn the large food chains in advance what produce (fennel, flake salt, chillies...) she is going to use, to get them a chance to order them home in extra large quantities... Because what Tina cooks, everyone else wants to cook. Except me. I don´t know why, but she doesn´t inspire me. Her food looks good, but I don´t want to make it myself. One part is, I think, that her recipes are too complicated and contains too much fat for my taste. And I am even not not the one who is afraid of a little fat! This thursday I watched the show and one thing she made was something called Jackson potatoes. It was a fun idea, as a matter of fact - bake potatoes, then scoop out the contents and mix it with some stuff, put it back in the shells and then bake it in the oven. But the recipe - oh christ. Oil, and butter, and cheese, and bacon. Why? But maybe it is not Tina´s fault. Maybe it is a traditional recipe? Anyway, my mission is now to create a recipe for Jackson potatoes which takes this wonderful idea but is not so very very greasy.... To be continued....

Hmm, I think that Tina has inspired me in this case....

And thank you Anne for my first comment ever! I never dared to think that someone would find her or his way here... You made my day.

4 comments:

Tracey said...

Did you know Tina is now on BBC Food? Tonight (mån. 21.00...I think). I'm ashamed that I've never seen her show. But I'm watching her on BBC!

Rachael said...

Now THAT is the power of television! My goodness.

I really like your blog so far...cant wait to keep reading.

Oh, and in the UK, I think those are called jacket potatoes. Here in the US, they are called double stuffed. Seems to me, the person who eats them ends up double stuffed. :-)

Kristina said...

Tracey, is it that programme "New scandinavian coooking?" I heard about that... And don´t be ashamed! But actually the swedish show is quite nice, if you understand what she´s saying. She has a really strong accent! Skånska, if you see what I mean.

Rachael, thank you! I will do my very best to keep up with your high expectations.

And I´ll keep you all posted about the potatoes.

Kate said...

We call those Twice Baked Potatoes in the US, and they are quite easy to make with less fat. Particularly good is a lower fat sour cream and dill and mushroom and onion. I hope they turned out well for you!