How to Make Stuffed Potato Skins With Bacon & Cheese

by Chef Raphael

Supplies

  • 4 Medium Baking potatoes(scrubbed)
  • 200 Grams Bacon(lardons/cut in small dices)
  • 2 Shallots/medium onions
  • 25 Grams Butter
  • 100 Liters Milk
  • 75 Grams Grated cheese(cheddar)
  • 1 Flat leaf parsley(chopped)small
  • Salt and pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cook the potatoes in a preheated oven @ 200C/400F(gas 6). Using a fork prick the potatoes before cooking. They are ready after about 45 minutes or when tender. Reduce oven heat to 180C/350(gas 4)

    Step 2

    Half the cooked potatoes when they are still hot but comfortable to handle

    Step 3

    Using a spoon, scoop out the potato leaving the skin intact

    Step 4

    Mash the scooped out potato, add the seasoning milk, butter and beat till smooth. Should not be too runny.

    Step 5

    On a heated frying pan, dry fry the bacon

    Step 6

    When brown, add the shallots, stir and fry for about 90 sec. This can be done while the potatoes are cooking an put aside.

    Step 7

    Add the bacon and cheese to the potato mix and mix thoroughly.

    Step 8

    Spoon the mix back to the skins and return to the oven to cook for about 20 minutes or till its golden brown and heated through.

    Step 9

    Sprinkle the chopped parsely to garnish and serve hot.

    Step 10

    Goes down well as a snack, party biting, starter or meal served with a salad