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Baked potato skins with melted Godminster cheddar and bacon

Baked potato skins with melted cheese

Crispy potato skins filled with melting cheddar topped with crispy bacon and spring onions make the perfect sharing dish.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

You’ll need:

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 8 slices smoked streaky bacon
  • 150g Godminster cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced

What to do

Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan/ gas 4. 

Scrub the potatoes, rub with a little olive oil and bake in the oven until cooked through, approx 1 hr.

Grill the bacon until crispy, cool and cut into pieces.

Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow to cool until they can be handled, cut in half and scoop out the insides (reserve and serve as mash with another dish) leave a good 2cm of potato on the skin.

Increase the oven heat to 200c/180c fan/ gas 6 and place the potato skins on a baking sheet, sprinkle with a little olive oil and salt. Cook for 10 minutes on one side then turn the skins over and cook for 10 minutes on the other side.

Arrange the potato skins hollow side up and fill with the cheese and bacon bits, place under a hot grill until bubbly and melted, top with a sprinkling of spring onions.

Find out more and buy here: www.godminster.com