Local flavour: Dressed up spuds
What's more British than a "jacket potato?"
How about one served up with the "Queen" in attendance?
Both will happen Saturday night (Aug. 11) at Diefenbaker Park when the Business Improvement Association of Tsawwassen hosts its second Outdoor Movie Night of the summer.
The event not only features a great Disney animated movie on the screen (regulations prohibit print media from publishing titles of publicly shown films) it also celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
To help mark the occasion in British culinary style, the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club will be serving up jacket (baked) potatoes that will come with all the special fixings—from sour cream and bacon bits, to chives and even a side of good old fashioned baked beans.
Lions club member Brad Gaze said they expect to serve up 100 of the potatoes, decorated with little Union Jack flags, on the night between 5 and 7:30 p.m.
After that, hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn and candy bars will be on sale.
In addition, there will be on sale small bags packed with British candy from the Chocolate Bear.
"We have 300 bags of that," Gaze added. "Plus, we'll have scones from Thrifty Foods with whipped cream and jam, either strawberry or blueberry, on top."
Money raised from sales will go to the Rivers End Rangers—the senior group of Ladner/Tsawwassen Girl Guides.
So, what's a sure-fire way to make a jacket potato?
Gaze supplied an easy-to-follow recipe for the make at home version.
Large Russet potatoes
Brush the potato with a stiff brush to remove any residue dirt.
Poke the potatoes several times with a fork.
Pour a small amount of olive oil on your hands and rub into potato.
Roll in sea salt and brush off any excess amount.
Bake at 375 F for approximately one hour until done. Cooking in aluminum foil is optional.