Five Delicious Ways to Prepare a Baked Potato in One of Our Apartments for Rent in Mount Dora
A baked potato is an incredibly easy, filling food to eat for lunch or dinner. You can have a plain baked potato as a snack, or you can top your potato with a variety of delicious extras to make a satisfying meal. To bake a potato, all you need to do is clean it with a scrubber, use a fork to poke holes all over it, rub it with sea salt and olive oil, and bake for 1-1 ½ hours at 350 degrees. Short on time? Prepare your potato the same way, but instead of putting the potato in the oven, cook it in the microwave for 5-7 minutes.
Once your piping hot baked potato is fully cooked and you’ve split it open, simply top it with any of the following delicious ingredients and enjoy it in one of our apartments for rent in Mount Dora:
- Top with one cup of arugula or baby spinach, ½ cup of sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon. For a lighter snack, you can also use turkey bacon and non-fat plain yogurt instead of the sour cream.
- Top with five or six roasted cherry tomatoes, one tablespoon of olive oil, a sprinkle of thyme, and ¼ cup of ricotta cheese. You can also use roasted red pepper instead of the tomatoes, or substitute basil for thyme.
- Top with ¼ cup of artichoke hearts that have been packed and marinated in oil, ¼ cup of chopped kalamata olives, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, and one tablespoon of crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese.
- Try baking a sweet potato instead of a regular potato – sweet potatoes are full of antioxidants that can help your body fight disease. Split open the sweet potato and top with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts.
There’s no end to the wonderful meals you can whip up in your new kitchen at Veranda Apartment Homes. Our kitchens feature modern GE appliances, including a dishwasher, glass-top stove, and an 18-cubic-foot refrigerator, in addition to a spacious pantry and oversized maple and oak kitchen cabinets.
If you would like to find out more about apartment features, community amenities, or leasing specials, please feel free to contact the friendly staff in our leasing office today.