Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cheesy Potato Skins

Cheesy Potato Skins
serves 4

3 baking potatoes, scored into
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
50g/2oz lean smoked back
bacon, roughly chopped
175g/6oz brown cap mushrooms,
roughly chopped
100g/4oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons milk
11/2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
50g/2oz Cheddar cheese,grated

• Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Put the potatoes in a baking dish, and bake in the oven for 1 hour or until cooked.
• Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, and sauté the bacon until cooked. Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté until any excess moisture has evaporated. Remove from the heat. Blend the cream cheese, milk, mustard and half of the Cheddar cheese in a bowl.
• When the potatoes are cooked, quarter them and scrape out the inside, leaving a thin layer of potato on the skin. Put the potato flesh to one side. Put the skins on a baking tray, and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
• Mash the potato flesh, and stir into the cheese mixture with the cooked bacon and mushrooms. Pile the mixture into the potato skins, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
• Return the potato skins to the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.

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