Cheddar and Bacon-stuffed Baby Potatoes

Serve these tasty snacks warm from the oven for a really delicious party nibble - they're popular with adults as well as children...
Cheddar and Bacon-stuffed Baby Potatoes
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  • Serves: makes 20 filled potatoes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 20 new potatoes
  • 4 rashers lean smokedback bacon
  • 125 g West Country Farmhouse cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50 g butter
  • freshly ground salt and black pepper
  • pinches grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • oregano sprigs or flat leaf parsley

Method

1. Simmer the potatoes until just tender before draining in a colander. Preheat a grill and cook the bacon until crisp. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6.

2. Cut tops off each potato, and using a small sharp knife, scoop out the flesh. Cut thin strips off each of the potato bases so that the potatoes can stay upright.

3. Using a fork, combine the potato flesh with the butter and cheese. Season well and stir in the bacon.

4. Using a teaspoon, carefully spoon the filling back into the potato shells and top with the potato lids set at a jaunty angle.

5. Brush liberally with the olive oil and set the potatoes on a baking tray, lined with baking parchment. Cook until the filling is golden and the cheese is golden - about 10- 15 minutes.

6. Garnish with herb sprigs and serve warm from the oven.

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