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
KCAL 354 7%
Fat 4.7g 7%
Sat Fat 1.9g 10%
Sugar 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 Rooster potatoes

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 Rooster potatoes 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

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo in Red Wine Sauce

Treat yourself to a taste of Spain! Packed with chorizo and red wine, this is sure to please a crowd.

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 20 mins
Chinese Potato Squeak Recipe

Chinese Potato Squeak Quick Recipe

Try these delicious Chinese Potato 'Squeaks'. A fun new twist on an old favourite, and ready in just 15 minutes. 

  • Prep in: 5 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Mediterranean Potato and Beetroot Latkes Recipe

Mediterranean Potato and Beetroot Latke Recipes

Serious flavours and colours make this an impressive dish to serve for brunch with friends - give it a go!

  • Prep in: 10 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins
Korean Kimchi potato slaw on sourdough toast, topped with a fried egg

Korean Kimchi potato slaw on sourdough toast, topped with a fried egg

Korean Kimchi potato slaw on sourdough toast, topped with a fried egg

Enjoy a taste of Korea with this healthy Kimchi potato slaw. Paired with toasted sourdough and a runny fried egg, this dish is perfect for any occasion!

  • Prep in: 15 mins
  • Cook in: 10 mins