Halloween 2019: Your kids must be excited about Halloween and making preparations for the same, like designing scary masks or spiders to choosing the most eerie party costumes. To add to this, treat your kids to this Halloween-special recipe that they will enjoy eating with friends and family members.
Black Olive Hummus with Vampire Pita & Graveyard Potatoes
By Irfan Sayyed, Chef De Cuisine at Renaissance Mumbai
Black Olive Hummus
1 can chickpeas, drained, reserving 1/3 cup of the liquid, 1/2 cup black olives olives, pitted and drained, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, minced, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1 teaspoon black pepper, salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy slowly adding enough of the reserved liquid until creamy.
Top it with extra virgin olive oil and garnish it with sliced olives.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Wash the potatoes thoroughly and allow to dry only slightly.
Rub them well with salt while they are still rather wet.
Prick them all over with a fork. This procedure will allow steam to escape during the cooking process.
Place them on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on their size this might take longer. If the potatoes weigh only about 150 gm, start checking after about 50-55 minutes.
Check if they are done by squeezing one potato lightly, it should just give and the skin should be crispy. If they are not done, prolong the cooking time and check again after 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Top it with grated cheddar cheese and flash it under the salamander till cheese melts and Garnish it with Fried Rosemary.