Asparagus jacket potatoes

    1 hour 35 min

    This is quite possibly the poshest jacket potato i've ever tried, and certainly the most delicious!

    Cheshire, England, UK
    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 good size baking potatoes
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 125ml soured cream
    • 1 tsp salt
    • pepper to taste
    • 500g asparagus, cut into 2cm pieces and cooked
    • 100g grated Cheddar
    • 2 bacon rashers, diced and cooked

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr20min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. 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...
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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!

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    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)