- 4 large baking potatoes
- 6 rashers streaky British dry cured bacon, chopped into small pieces
- 1 onion peeled and roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- melted butter
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 220°C, Gas 7.
- Wash the potatoes well, score around the lengthways just through the skin with a sharp knife (this stops them sometimes exploding in the oven) and place in the oven, cook for 1 hour or until soft and with crunchy skins.
- Meanwhile heat a saucepan and add the bacon and cook over a low heat without any oil until they are crispy. There will be enough fat in the bacon to cook in.
- Remove the bacon from the pan with a spoon and add the chopped onion and vegetable oil then cook for a further 10 minutes until soft and slightly browned.
- Then add the onion back to the onions and stir well.
- Remove the potatoes from the oven and cut in half lengthways, spoon the hot potato into a bowl. Keep the skins intact.
- Add the bacon and onions to the potatoes add a little salt and pepper and mix carefully, do not puree.
- Spoon the mixture back into the shells piling nice and high.
- Spoon over a little melted butter and more black pepper. Then return to the oven or grill until lightly browned.
- That’s it simple, but really great to eat, all you need really is a little brown sauce for a good TV dinner.