oven to 425F/Gas 7. Brush or rub the potatoes with a little of the oil
and then pierce them with skewers. Place the potatoes on the top shelf
of the oven and bake them for about 30 minutes before beginning to cook
vegetable oil in a large, heavy saucepan and add the crushed garlic,
chopped onion and red pepper. Fry gently for 4-5 minutes, stirring
occasionally, until softened.
minced beef and fry until browned, then stir in the chili, cumin,
cayenne pepper, tomatoes, tomato purée, 60ml or 4 tbsp water and the
herbs. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, then cover and simmer for about
25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the kidney beans and cook,
uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped
coriander. Season well and set aside.
Cut the baked
potatoes in half and place them in warmed serving bowls. Top with the
chili mixture and a dollop of soured cream. Garnish with chopped fresh
marjoram and serve hot accompanied by a few lettuce leaves.
mince tops crisp, floury centered baked potatoes. Easy to prepare and
great for a simple yet substantial family supper. For extra crispy
potatoes, rub them with a little salt after brushing them with the oil
in step 1.