By Levi Flood – Contributing Writer
Welcome to my new series! My goal is to give you a new recipe every week that you can easily make in your dorm room. Each meal will cost $10 or less, and take 10 minutes or less to prepare. All you’ll need is a role of aluminum foil, a regular kitchen spool, a solo cup, a knife, and access to the oven in your common room. Today’s recipe is a dish I like to call Potato Poppers.
- 1 russet potatoes
- 1/2 of a medium tomato
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1/8 of a red onion
- 2 spoon-fulls of diced peperoni
- 1 tablespoon of butter
**Total cost: $7.39 (This price does not include the optional toppings.)**
- 2 spoon-fulls of diced scallions
- Salt to taste
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
**To save money, look for individually wrapped salt and butter packets at the cafeteria.**
- Pre-heat your oven to 450°F
- Dice up the potato, tomato, onion, and pepperoni so that each is bite-sized.
- Crush the clove of garlic with the side of your knife, then dice it up as small as you can.
- Place all of the ingredients in a pile on a foot-long section of foil.
- Place butter on top of ingredients
- Optional: Add cheese and salt on top of ingredients (as much as you want)
- Wrap the foil into a tight ball
- Wrap a second layer of foil around the ball
- Place the foil ball in the oven and cook for 50 minutes, or until potatoes are soft, whichever is longer
- Open up the foil ball and eat up!
- Optional: Add sour cream to taste
And be sure to comment below with how you did on this dish and tune in next week for a gluten free spin on a dinner dish!