Vegan Smashed and Loaded Potatoes

This straightforward however tasty spin on traditional baked potatoes from the Olives for Dinner weblog is definitely versatile! Swap the bacon for beefy crumbles or soyrizo, commerce within the parm for shredded vegan cheddar cheese, or nix the chives and go for chopped scallions. 

What you want:

1½ kilos tiny complete potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil, for greasing
¼ cup vegan butter, melted
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon grated garlic
3 tablespoons vegan parmesan
1 cup vegan bacon, crisped in pan and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped chives

What you do:

  1. Into a big pot, place potatoes and canopy with chilly water. Deliver to a boil, then parboil for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 500 levels.
  2. Drain potatoes and dry effectively. Evenly grease baking sheet with oil, place potatoes on sheet, and gently smash every with a potato smasher. Solely press down about midway.
  3. Brush tops of potatoes with melted vegan butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in oven on decrease rack and bake 10 minutes. Take away from oven and prime every potato with garlic and vegan parmesan.
  4. Place again into oven on prime rack, and bake 10 minutes extra. Place a dollop of vegan bitter cream on every and put again into oven to barely heat. Take away from oven and prime every potato with vegan bacon and chives. Serve instantly, with additional toppings on facet if desired.
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