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  • Writer's pictureLisa Nell

Party Potatoes!

No, this isn't a type of boring person that sits in a corner at parties (although to be honest, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!). Party potatoes are quick, easy and super delicious homemade party food which will make any guest blissfully happy. These aim to please!


For this recipe you will need a baking tray and a potato masher or ricer.


Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC Fan.


Ingredients:

Below is based on 12 people

12 Medium-sized potatoes

2 Packets of Streaky bacon

1 Medium Block of Cheddar Cheese

3 Spring Onions (finely chopped)


You can get creative here and make vegetarian or vegan versions using vegan mini sausages and cheese.


How I make my party potatoes:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC Fan.

  2. Wash your potatoes thoroughly and prick them all over with a fork. Place on one/two baking trays, depending on how many you are making, and bake for 1 hour.

  3. In the meantime, prepare the filling: fry the bacon or mini sausages, grate the cheese and chop the spring onions

  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven and allow to cool enough so you can handle.

  5. Cut each potato in half and carefully scoop out the potatoey goodness into a bowl, leaving some potato around the edges so the skins remain sturdy. Place the empty potato skins upside down on your baking tray and put back in the oven for 5-7 minutes so the skins get crispy.

  6. In the meantime, go back to your bowl of potato and using a masher or potato ricer, ensure your potato has no lumps and is ready for its flavourings. Add in all of the bacon and spring onions and two thirds of the cheese. Mix together thoroughly and then carefully scoop back into the potato skins.

  7. Top each potato with cheese and put back into the oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese has melted and is starting to brown.

  8. Warm or cold, these are delicious!

  9. These are a firm favourite at parties and go well with any beverage of your choice!

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