Twice-baked jacket potatoes or how to transform the humble potato into a spectacular dish.
If you are new to my blog, l have to say that I LOVE POTATOES. A lot. I feel that l need to repeat myself, just so we are clear right from the beginning: I LOVE POTATOES 🙂 Maybe you can tell already by the amount of potato recipes I have posted: Potato pancakes, Turkey and potato moussaka, Creamy potato gratin, Cheesy potato and sweet corn bites, to name just a few of my favourite. I know that sometimes people say that if you loved a certain dish as a child, you might grow up to dislike it later on, but in my case, this is so no true. Every single potato dish that was my favourite years ago, still is, and so very much.
In the UK, at least, jacket potatoes are so popular. Almost any coffee shop or diner would have them on the menu, the most favourite being jacket potatoes with cheese, ham, beans or chilli con carne. Such a treat! I dare say that any child would say yes, please to a cheesy jacket potato. Cheap, simple and delicious.
Twice-baked jacket potatoes with ham and cheese
- 3 large potatoes
- a knob of butter
- 25 g cheddar cheese
- 1 slice of cooked ham
- 1 spring onion
- dill to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
- Bake the potatoes for about 1 hour or until tender.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
- Cut in half lengthways and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, leaving just enough flesh to form a shell.
- Cut the scooped flesh into small cubes, then add butter, chopped spring onion,ham, grated cheese and mix well.
- Season with black pepper to taste.
- Stuff the potato shells, then top with some more grated cheese.
- Bake for 5 minutes until the cheese has melted.