And to commemorate my first food blog in Montana, I made...potatoes!!! A large number of people in our church are potato farmers, so I thought it was fitting :). A couple of weeks ago a couple from church took us to this amazing steakhouse in town and with each meal came your choice of potato. One of the choices of potato were "Jo Joes." I was intrigued, what in the world is a Jo Joe? So I asked. It's a baked potato sliced, breaded and fried. Sounded good to me. So I ordered them and oh my goodness were they delicious! So now I'm trying once again to eat on the healthier side and exercise because another thing having a child does is give you a body that no longer fits into your old clothes :). But the other night I was going to make potatoes for dinner and those Jo Joes came to mind and I started thinking "Okay, is there a somewhat healthier way to make them?" I don't know that I'd go so far as to say these are healthy, but they're not horrible for you :). So of course they're not as fantastic as the ones I had at the steakhouse, but I'll admit, they were pretty good. I used whole wheat flour to bread them and fried them in coconut oil. So if you really want to go crazy, bread them in white flour or better yet, bread crumbs, and fry them in vegetable or canola oil. But I'll give you the "healthier" way to make them and let you decide how you want to try them. :)
So without further ado, here are Jo Joe Potatoes:
Ingredients: Baked potatoes, wheat flour, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, regular salt, pepper, garlic power, coconut oil (I also used some cooking spray)
To a bowl add some flour...
Lawry's Seasoned Salt...
Slice up the baked potatoes (I discarded the ends)
I sprayed them with some cooking spray to help coat (if you weren't concerned about being healthy I would definitely use butter at this point instead of cooking spray :))
Coat both sides of the potato
Fry in a pan with coconut oil. Now coconut oil is not suppose to get super hot, you fry at 350 degrees, so just be careful not so let it get too hot (on another note, don't pour it down your drain as it becomes solid at 75 degrees :))
Fry for about 30 seconds on each side
Drain on a paper towel
And there you have it, yummy Jo Joes!
I dipped mine in some plain Greek yogurt. Other choices are sour cream, ranch dressing or ketchup
So if you're looking for a way to spruce up those baked potatoes, give Jo Joes a try :)
Jo Joe Potatoes
4 Baked potatoes
1/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
Slice the potatoes in 1/3 inch thick slices. In a bowl combine flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, salt and pepper. spray both sides of sliced potatoes with cooking spray. Coat potatoes with flour mixture. Fry in coconut oil for 30 seconds per side.