Jacket potato, pancetta & ricotta cheese soufflé

Jazz up your baked spuds with Frank Bordoni's tasty recipe for Mediterranean-flavoured, stuffed soufflé potatoes
By Frank Bordoni
Jacket potato, pancetta & ricotta cheese soufflé
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 4 rashers pancetta, or streaky bacon
  • 175 g ricotta cheese
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 handfuls leaves basil
  • 2 eggs, seperated
  • 1 pinches sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 60 g grated parmesan

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Prick the potatoes all over with a fork, place on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until very tender. 2. Cut the potatoes in half, sideways, and scrape the flesh into a large bowl taking care to leave the skins intact. 3. Meanwhile, lay the pancetta on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for around 10 minutes until dry and crispy. Cool and chop finely. 4. Mash the baked potato flesh with a fork and add the chopped pancetta, ricotta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Beat in the egg yolks and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. 5. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture using a metal spoon. 6. Fill the potato skins with the pancetta mixture and scatter over the Parmesan cheese. Bake for a further 10-15 minutes until puffed up and golden. Serve hot from the oven.

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