Bake your potatoes in a 200C (gas 6) oven for about an hour, or till done. While you're waiting, this is when I cook the asparagus and bacon...
When the potatoes are ready, take them out of the oven and either slice a bit off the top, or cut an x to open it up. Mash the inside a little and scoop out a generous amount, placing it in a mixing bowl.
Once you've got all the mash in the bowl, add the milk, soured cream, salt, pepper, asparagus bits, 1/2 the cheddar and the bacon. Stir till just combined, then spoon it back into the potato shells.
Here's the best bit - sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of the potatoes, then return to the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is all melted and bubbly. Then they're ready to eat. Heaven!
Excellent spuds, quickly became a family favourite. Tip: keep the top piece of the potatoes you chop off as there is always left over mash mix, and these make tasty mini baked spuds.
14 Dec 2016
(Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)