You will notice I am slowly replacing some of the pictures on the blog as I prepare the dishes over again.
This side dish was inspired by a recipe in my new Jamie Oliver cookbook, "Cook with Jamie"
The kids had a blast helping me, by coring out the centre of the potatoes and then stuffing it all back together.
Jamie used bacon, sage leaves, anchovies and garlic in his recipe. I modified it to suit my family's tastes.
We thought this was a really unique dish. It is fun enough for kids yet looks elegant enough to serve at a dinner party.
Thanks to Mom for the great cook book, Jamie for the great recipe and my husband for the wonderful camera!
I have left out exact amounts as you would need as many potatoes as required for your group.
- medium sized potatoes
- basil leaves
- cheddar cheese cut in small sticks
- bacon slices cut in half
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Wash and dry potatoes.
With an apple corer press out the centre of the potato as if you were coring an apple. Reserve the plugs.
Take a bacon slice half, piece of cheese and basil leaf and stuff it in the middle of each potato.
Put the reserved plug back in the ends. ( It is ok if some stuffing sticks out)
Lay in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper. If you find you have leftover bacon and cheese like I did just scatter it over the top.
Bake for 45 min to 1 hour until golden, turning occasionally.