Cheesy in flavor, this tasty (dairy-free) sauce served over spicy, crispy potatoes hot out of the oven, are great pupus to enjoy with friends.
Bake the potatoes, cut side face down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, at 400°F for 20 to 30 minutes based on size, until cooked through. Cool slightly, then scoop out some of the inner potato to leave an indent.
In a small bowl combine the olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt and chili powder and mix well. Baste the cut side of the potatoes and reheat face-up, on the same pan at 350°F for about 10 to 15 minutes or until crispy.
While reheating, blend the cashews, hot water, pimentos, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and 1 tsp. salt to make the cheez sauce in a blender until very smooth. It may take a few minutes. Pour over the potato skins; garnish with chopped green onions and serve right away. Chef Alyssa's "Cheez Sauce" is a vegetarian, non-dairy version using cashews.