Jo Pratt's Bonfire Jackets

Bonfire jacket potato recipe
Prep in Prep in:
15 mins
Cook in Cook in:
30 mins
Serves Serves:
4
Per Serving %RI
Energy (Kcal) 354
Fat 4.7g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Total Sugars 7.2g 9%
Salt 1.5g 25%

Method

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-assisted/Gas Mark 7. Prick the potatoes several times with a fork and place in the microwave for 8-10 minutes, and then finish in the oven for 20 minutes until they are cooked through and have crisp skins.

When the potatoes are near the end of cooking, put the bacon on a wire rack over a baking tray and put in the oven to cook for 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove and cut into small pieces.

Cut the potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh into a large bowl. Gently mix in the bacon pieces, half of the cheese, kidney beans, spring onions and ½tsp smoked paprika. Have a taste and add more paprika for a stronger, smokier flavour. Spoon back into the potato skins and scatter over the remaining cheese.

Chill in the fridge if serving later, or if serving straight away, heat the grill set to high.

Sit the filled potatoes on a baking sheet and put under the hot grill for about 5 minutes until the cheese has melted. If you are grilling from chilled, increase the time by a few minutes making sure the potatoes are heated all of the way through.

Ingredients

4 large Fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward)

6 rashers lean back bacon

75g mature Cheddar cheese, grated

400g tin of kidney beans, drained

4 spring onions, chopped

½-1tsp smoked paprika

75g sweetcorn (optional)

4 large Fluffy potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward) 6 rashers lean back bacon 75g mature Cheddar cheese, grated 400g tin of kidney beans, drained 4 spring onions, chopped ½-1tsp smoked paprika 75g sweetcorn (optional)

You may also like

Indian chicken & potato tikka masala

Indian chicken & potato tikka masala

Indian Chicken & Potato Tikka Masala

Enjoy a taste of India with this twist on a classic curry recipe. Flavoured with ginger, chilli and almonds this chicken & Potato tikka masala is the perfect alternative to a take-away.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 45 mins
Broccoli Stilton Apple Potato Ramekins

Broccoli Stilton Apple Potato Ramekins

Broccoli, Stilton and Apple Potato Ramekins Recipe

The combination of broccoli, Stilton and apple creates a delicious rich flavour in this dish. Enjoy these yummy ramekins as a starter, or served as party food. 

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 15 mins
Keema Hash

Keema Hash

This hearty dish finds beautifully exotic flavours collide with spiced potatoes. Incredibly easy to produce and tantalisingly tasty!  

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Potato and Tuna Cakes Recipe

Potato and Tuna Cakes Recipe

This dish works just as well with tinned salmon, and is a quick and tasty way to use up any leftover mash.

  • Prep in: 20 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
ADHB logo

This campaign was originally produced in the framework of a programme co-financed by the European Union