Kids in the Kitchen – Parmesan and Garlic Baked Potatoes

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen linky.
This week we cooked Parmesan and Garlic Baked Potatoes and I’ll give you recipe in a little while.
I started Kids in the Kitchen because I wanted to spend more time teaching my children the basics of cooking as well as spending more time with them. I do try to do the arts and crafts stuff with them but to be honest, it’s not what I’m good at. So each weekend we have one day either playing games or doing arts and crafts and one day doing some cooking together. I started this regular spot because I wanted to share what we cooked, but I also made it a linky so that others that stopped by and share what they have cooked with their children too. So please do join in if you can.

I’d like to thank last weeks linkers for joining in. Over on ET Speaks From Home we see the lovely Miss C baking bread with her mum. Learning how to bake bread is a fantastic skill for children to learn and it also makes the house smell really yummy!
If you pop on over to The Beesley Buzz you can see all the recipes they have been getting up to on their nectar savvy blog challenge including their fabulous frozen banana penguins!

Parmesan and Garlic Baked Potatoes.

I know I haven’t mentioned this before but Star is a fussy eater, in fact she doesn’t try many different foods at all and this is one of the reasons why I wanted to do more cooking with her. It’s well known that kids that cook their own food are more likely to eat it. This doesn’t necessarily work with Star unless it’s something she likes already. So this week I was a little crafty and picked one of the foods she loves and added a little twist. Star loves baked potatoes, usually with baked beans or grated cheese. In this recipe the potatoes are baked in garlic and parmesan so I was taking a little risk.
grated parmesan
chopped garlic
Boo washed the potatoes for me and I cut them in half.
Then Boo sprinkled the chopped garlic into a large roasting tin and Star sprinkled in the grated cheese.

They placed the halved potatoes cut sides down into the cheese and garlic.
I then roasted them in a hot oven for about 45-50 minutes.
When they come out the cheese and garlic has created a crispy topping on the potato.
Well, Star ate her potato, but only after I scraped off the topping and gave her a portion of baked beans! The rest of us really liked them though.

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  1. April 29, 2014 / 8:50 am

    That sounds like a delicious way to enjoy potatoes!

  2. April 29, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Oh wow how clever that the topping sticks on like that. They look so tasty (I love baked potatoes, and I love parmesan and I love garlic – so perfect for me!) Cooking really is one way of getting kids to try new things – even little Miss T seems to take pride in the foods she's been involved with cooking and is keen to try them. Sometimes it takes a few attempts though. x

  3. April 30, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    They look delicious Anne xx. We are finding that cooking is helping my oldest with autism calm down at school

  4. May 1, 2014 / 8:54 am

    Love the look of these, I think Alfie would be the same and get me to put an alternative topping on.

  5. May 2, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    Lovely idea for a link up! Have joined in 🙂

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