Tasty and Buzz Feed

The potato was tasty and cooked quickly.
The potato was tasty and cooked quickly.

Am I alone in my addiction to watching those quick little videos of cooking, hacking, and solving the world’s problems? I love to pin recipes and hacks from Tasty and Buzz Feed to my Pinterest boards.

Over the weekend, I finally decided to make one of the recipes. I tried the spiral cut potato painted with butter and seasonings, then baked. I have to admit, I liked it!

Spiral cutting the potato was harder than it looks.
Spiral cutting the potato was harder than it looks.

For me, it wasn’t as easy as it looked to get the skewer through the potato, but I finally got it through. Part of the problem was that I had used a rather long baking potato, so there was more the skewer had to pierce.  Cutting the potato evenly was also challenging.

The seasonings before adding the grated parmesan cheese.
The seasonings before adding the grated parmesan cheese.

What I liked was the fact that I had a baked potato in 20 minutes (I raised the baking temperature to 450 degrees so that I could bake it along with two seasoned chicken breasts). They were also tasty and pretty healthy. Other than butter, the recipe called for grated Parmesan cheese and spices.

Melted butter.
Melted butter.

Have you tried any of the recipes or hacks? If so, did you like them? What did you try?

The finished potato.
The finished potato.

To watch the video or get the recipe Buzz Feed calls Tornado Potato, click here.