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Healthy Baked Potato With Ratatouille

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Chef Curtis Stone demonstrates how to prepare a loaded baked potato that won't weigh you down.

Healthy Baked Potato with Ratatouille

Healthy Baked Potato with Ratatouille
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  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread 2 cups of the salt on a small baking sheet. Pierce the potatoes all over with a carving fork or skewer and set the potatoes atop the salt on the baking sheet. Sprinkle a small amount of the salt over the potatoes as well. Bake the potatoes until a paring knife can be inserted into the middle of the potatoes without resistance, about 45 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven and set aside for 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the ratatouille: Cut off four sides of the eggplant to remove most of the skin. Cut the eggplant into 1/2-inch pieces. Toss the eggplant pieces with 2 teaspoons of salt in a large bowl. Set aside until juices exude from the eggplant, tossing occasionally, about 15 minutes. Transfer the eggplant pieces to a colander and rinse the eggplant under cold running water; drain well.
  • Preheat a large deep sauté pan over medium heat, then drizzle with the oil. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the bell peppers and sauté 1 minute. Add the eggplant and zucchini and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the eggplant is tender.
  • Add the red wine then the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft and broken down, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Season the ratatouille generously to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the basil and remove from the heat.
  • Split the potatoes in half lengthwise and crosswise, and gently squeeze open the potatoes.
  • Preheat the broiler. Spoon the ratatouille into the potatoes, then sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Place the stuffed potatoes onto a clean baking sheet and broil until the cheese melts and browns slightly.
  • Mix the yogurt with the chives in a small bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the yogurt sauce atop the potatoes and serve.